Stephen Wells is a Cambridge Economist and Chartered Accountant. He has recently retired from full time work, having been the Finance Director of a range of private, public, and charitable organisations, including in healthcare, leisure, business services and central government for over 30 years. He has deep roots in the local community, having lived off Westmoreland Road in the Shortlands & Park Langley ward for 34 years with his wife. Their daughter attended the local Highgate schools and is now a medical doctor.
Stephen chaired the housing charity, Quo Vadis Trust, during a period of successful change, when its head office moved from Beckenham to Catford. The charity works across South-East London with people who have experienced, or are currently living with, mental health challenges. He has vast experience working with Civil Servants, NHS Boards, and senior management in companies of all sizes, and in providing effective strategies.
A champion of public services, Stephen is the Vice Chairman of Bromley Liberal Democrats, and is keen on providing the services wanted by the local people.
Stephen is concerned about traffic congestion, rat-runs and speeding across the ward - our streets are not safe enough for us and our children. Furthermore, work is needed to improve our air quality, which causes more deaths in Bromley than anywhere else in London.
Stephen is alarmed by the lack of local investment in community services and infrastructure, including alongside significant developments. The provision of youth clubs and day centres for the elderly is lamentable. He believes that only by genuinely consulting and listening to local people will the Council make good choices for our community.
Stephen would make an excellent Councillor for Shortlands and Park Langley ward - he is passionately committed, hard-working and cares deeply about our community. He would be a strong voice in Bromley Council, ensuring local resident's views are always heard and never ignored.