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Tony Green

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Tony has been involved in local politics for most of his life.

He was elected to Lambeth Borough Council in May 1982, defeating the incumbent Labour councillor. He was re-elected in 1986 serving until 1990.

In opposition, Tony was the spokesman on a number of committees: Housing Management sub-committee: Public Services; Health and Consumer Services and Amenity Services Committee.

In 1991 he fought a by-election caused by the resignation of a Labour councillor in a ward that had always returned Labour councillors. Tony won the election with a swing of 23%. He retained the seat three years later in the following election. He retired in 1998 when he moved to High Wycombe.

During this final term on Lambeth Council the council had no overall control. This meant that all three parties shared that administration o the Council and took turns chairing the committees. During this period Tony was joint chairman of the Operational Services committee and the Regeneration sub-committee.

While on Lambeth Council Tony also represented the Council as a Director of the Brixton City Challenge Company, an initiative by the then Conservative Government to revitalise the centre of Brixton.

Tony and his family moved to High Wycombe in 1997 when Tony started working in Uxbridge.

He was selected to fight the Green Hill and Totteridge ward in the 1999 district council election.He and his two colleagues won the three seats, defeating the then Mayor Frances Alexander. In 2003 there were boundary reorganisations which saw his ward lose the Totteridge area which became a new ward. In the 2003 district council election Tony and his colleagues won all three seats and continued to hold them at the 2007, 2011 and 2015 elections.

In his time on Wycombe District Council,Tony has held many senior posts having been Deputy Leader from 2001-03 and from 2009-11. He was cabinet member for Younger and Older People from 2008-09, cabinet member for Economic Development and Regeneration from from 2013-2015 and was Chairman of the High Wycombe Town Committee from 2003-2008 from 2011 to 2018 and again from 2019. From 2018-19 he was the Chairman of the Council.

He was one of the two Wycombe District Council appointees to the Shadow Executive of the Buckinghamshire Council. This committee oversaw the creation of the new Buckinghamshire Council which came into effect in April this year, replacing all the current district and county councils. Tony was the Cabinet Member for Youth Provision on the new Buckinghamshire Council from 2020-2021.

Tony was elected to Buckinghamshire Council in the election in May 2021.

Tony has been a governor of a number of schools in Lambeth and Buckinghamshire. He is currently chairman of governors at Holmer Green Senior School.

He is a director of High Wycombe Business Improvement Company which works with businesses in the town centre to encourage trade and improve the town centre.

He is also Chairman of the High Wycombe Town Twinning Association and a trustee of Wycombe Museum and a member of the advisory committee of Wycombe Arts Centre.

Tony Green (far right) with ward colleagues at Terriers and Totteridge Fete

About Tony Green

Save Our Hospital Services

When Tony was Mayor of High Wycombe, his charity appeal raised over £18,000 for his chosen charities which were the South Bucks Hospice and Young Deaf Activities.

Made in Wycombe

Supporting Veterans

Tony was a founder member of Save our Hospital Services, a cross party and non party group chaired by the editor of the Bucks Free Press. The group has lobbied the NHS at every level against the reduction of services at Wycombe Hospital.

Tony is a founder member of Made in Wycombe, a not for profit organisation set up to encourage and support Wycombe based companies who manufacturer or provide services. They are based at the Wycombe Arts Centre in Desborough Road and organised an exhibition and a Christmas Market. Both these events showcased Wycombe made products and services.

Tony is Chairman of the local branch of the Royal British Legion.

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