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Robert Gordon CBE FRSA

Robert Gordon CBE FRSA
07 June 2001
04 May 1989
Goffs Oak and Bury Green
Post Point CHO238
County Hall
Pegs Lane
SG13 8DE
01992 555698

As is the case with every County Councillor, I have a locality budget to spend on community projects in the division. Follow the links for more details of the scheme and details of applications I have previously agreed and declined.

Locality Budget Scheme Allocations

Details of received applications

Highways Locality Budget Scheme

Details of allocations

Leader of the Council

Election History

Thu 4 May 1989 Thu 1 May 1997 Stood down
Thu 7 Jun 2001  

Party Representation History

PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
ConservativeThu 4 May 1989

Division Representation History

DivisionRepresentation FromRepresentation To
Nascot ParkThu 4 May 1989 Thu 1 May 1997
Nascot ParkThu 7 Jun 2001 Wed 3 Jun 2009
Goffs Oak and Bury GreenThu 4 Jun 2009

Current Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining Date
Cabinet Chairman31 July 2014
County Council Member20 May 2014
Employment Committee Chairman20 May 2014

Past Committee Memberships

Not a past member of any Committee.

Current Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside Body Appointments

Not a past member of any Outside Body.

Personal Register of Interests

Meeting Declarations

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Tue, 9 Oct 2012Moat & Mears GroupDinner at Marquee 1.The ICC Birmingham Conservative party ConferenceDeclined
Tue, 9 Oct 2012Dods EngagementBreakfast at Hall 10a, ICC Birmingham Conservative Party ConferenceDeclined
Mon, 8 Oct 2012LGiUDinner at The Executive Room 8, ICC Birmingham Conservative Party ConferenceDeclined
Mon, 8 Oct 2012RAC FoundationDinner at Paragon Hotel, ICC Birmingham Conservative Party ConferenceDeclined
Mon, 8 Oct 2012SMMTLunch at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, ICC Birmingham Conservative Party ConferenceDeclined
Sun, 7 Oct 2012Eastern Region Conservative MEP'sDinner at Bank Restaurant & Bar, ICC Conservative Party ConferenceDeclined
Sun, 7 Oct 2012Electrical Safety CouncilDinner at Opus Restaurant, ICC Birmingham Conservative Party ConferenceDeclined
Fri, 14 Sep 2012Road Victims TrustConcert at TringDeclined
Mon, 16 Jul 2012Balfour BeattyReception at Westminster AbbeyDeclined
Wed, 27 Jun 2012PWCDinner - Birmingham LGA Annual ConferenceDeclined
Wed, 27 Jun 2012PartnershipDinner - Birmingham LGA Annual ConferenceDeclined
Wed, 27 Jun 2012VertexDinner - Birmingham LGA Annual ConferenceDeclined
Thu, 21 Jun 2012Municipal JournalDinner at The London HiltonAccepted
Thu, 14 Jun 2012Lady SalisburyLuncheon at Hatfield House for celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The QueenAccepted
Thu, 14 Jun 2012Chris Hayward - County CouncillorDinner at the Carlton Club, LondonAccepted
Thu, 26 Apr 2012The Chairman Dr Phil Norrey of Devon County CouncilDinner & Accommodation at Association's 38th Annual Dinner of The Association of County Chief Executives - DevonAccepted
Sat, 31 Mar 2012Warner BrosThe Making of Harry PotterAccepted
Tue, 20 Mar 2012Ashridge Business SchoolEvening of Fine Dining at Ashridge HouseDeclined
Wed, 14 Mar 2012ZurichLGC Awards DinnerAccepted
Mon, 6 Feb 2012Crest Nicholson Plc, SurreyDinner at the House of CommonsDeclined
Mon, 6 Feb 2012Penny Mordaunt MPDinnerDeclined
Mon, 23 Jan 2012Broxbourne Housing AssociationLunchDeclined
Thu, 1 Dec 2011Society of County TreasurersDinnerAccepted
Sat, 3 Dec 2011Capel Manor CollegeLuncheon. Attended event but unable to stay for luncheonDeclined
Tue, 6 Dec 2011Lloyds TSB FoundationInvitation to Seminar/discussionDeclined
Fri, 25 Nov 2011British Virgin Islands GovernmentPair of cufflinks and a book; Destination British Virgin IslandsAccepted
Mon, 3 Oct 2011Penny Mordaunt MPDinnerDeclined
Mon, 3 Oct 2011English Community Care AssociationBreakfastDeclined
Mon, 3 Oct 2011Turning PointLGA Conference & lunchDeclined
Tue, 4 Oct 2011National Housing FederationBreakfastDeclined
Mon, 3 Oct 2011Crest Nicholson PLCDinner at Radisson Hotel, Conservative Party ConferenceDeclined
Mon, 3 Oct 2011Taylor WimpeySupper at Conservative Party ConferenceDeclined
Thu, 24 Nov 2011BabcockDinner at Annual Institute of Directors DinnerDeclined
Thu, 23 Jun 2011Municipal JournalDinnerAccepted
Wed, 29 Jun 2011BTDinnerAccepted
Wed, 18 May 2011CitigroupCBI Annual DinnerAccepted
Thu, 14 Apr 2011Association of County Chief ExecutivesACCE DinnerAccepted
Mon, 13 Dec 2010ManpowerLuncheon at 1 AldwychAccepted
Thu, 2 Dec 2010Society of County TreasurersDinner at Painters HallAccepted
Sun, 21 Nov 2010DeloittesDinner at Zari, CrawleyAccepted
Thu, 11 Nov 2010B.TPerformance of Britten's War Requim at Westminster Cathedral with pre and post refreshmentsAccepted
Wed, 10 Nov 2010Warner BrosReception at ClaridgesAccepted
Thu, 4 Nov 2010Lord SalisburyDinner at Hatfield House (& wife)Accepted
Mon, 4 Oct 2010SercoDinner at Conservative Party ConferenceAccepted
Mon, 4 Oct 2010Everything everywhere (T-Mobile)Dinner at Conservative Party ConferenceAccepted
Mon, 4 Oct 2010Local Partnerships LaineDinner at Conservative Party ConferenceAccepted
Thu, 9 Sep 2010Anglian Water GroupDinner - East of England CBIAccepted
Tue, 7 Sep 2010PartnershipsLunch at Shepherd's, Marsham Street SW1Accepted
Thu, 1 Jul 2010National Housing AssociationDinner - Bedford Lodge Hotel, NewmarketAccepted
Thu, 24 Jun 2010Leadership CentreDinner at Hilton Hotel - MJ AwardsAccepted
Tue, 22 Jun 2010EEDADinner - Great Northern Hotel, PeterboroughAccepted
Wed, 16 Jun 2010Anglian Water Group via Steve Sharratt BioGroup &CBIDinner - Old Bridge Hotel, HuntingdonAccepted
Thu, 29 Apr 2010Will Pope - Chairman of EEDADinnerAccepted
Thu, 18 Feb 2010Broxbourne Housing AssociationLunchAccepted
Fri, 20 Dec 2002St Joan of Arc School, RickmansworthBook tokens as a 'thank you' for being a guest speaker at certificate award ceremony. (Proposed to purchased a book/books to donate to the school library.£25.00 Accepted

My front-line role

I am the Councillor for the Goffs Oak and Bury Green (Broxbourne) division and Leader of the County Council. The ‘Your Community’ section provides local service information, news, events and contacts about the area.

I represent the interests of the 15,000 residents of these communities on the County Council. I work closely with the Broxbourne Borough Councillors for the same areas; our Member of Parliament, Charles Walker, who lives in Goffs Oak; and active residents’ and community groups such as the Goffs Oak Community Association.

Residents who wish to raise any issue with me are welcome to do so at any time, whether by e-mail, letter or telephone. I will always deal promptly with casework issues.

As is the case with every County Councillor, I have a locality budget to spend on community projects in the division. Follow the links for more details of the scheme and details of applications I have previously agreed and declined.

My County Council responsibilities

I have been Leader of the Council since 2007, having previously held Cabinet responsibility for Resources & Performance and Education and Children’s Services. As Leader, I chair the Cabinet and appoint its other members and allocate their portfolios. Cabinet is responsible at law for most of the council’s policy decisions, but these are made in the light of recommendations from a range of cross-party Cabinet Panels.

 As Leader, I am also the principal political voice for the Council within the County and for Hertfordshire on the regional and national stage. This involves me in a wide range of partnership networks and in lobbying for the interests of Hertfordshire.

 I have the political responsibility for the Council’s corporate policies which are set out in the Corporate Plan. The plan sets out our ambition for Hertfordshire to be a county of opportunity for all its residents, through excellent education, opportunities for business and economic growth, an excellent environment in which to live and a good quality of life for all our residents.

Roles on outside bodies

 I have served terms as Chairman of the East of England Strategic Authority Leaders and the East of England Local Government Association; Deputy Chairman of the Local Government Association and Chairman of the County Councils Network.

 I also serve in a personal capacity as a Governor of the University of Hertfordshire.

 Personal, professional and political

 I was born, raised and educated in Hertfordshire before studying politics at the University of Sussex and then qualifying as a solicitor. I also hold a post-graduate diploma in voluntary sector management (from City University). I practised law in Watford, St Albans and Luton before deciding to concentrate my time on public service. I first became a councillor in 1982, being first elected to the County Council in 1989 and have stood twice (unsuccessfully) for election to parliament.

 In April 2011, I was ranked in the Local Government Chronicle’s LGC50, its league table of the 50 most influential voices in local government. I was placed at number 44, two behind Boris Johnson!

I am also a Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire and in 2012 was delighted to be appointed a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for my 'services to local government'.