Title: Leader of the Council
Representing: Hampshire County Council
Political grouping: Conservative
Councillor Roy Perry is Leader of Hampshire County Council having previously served as the County’s Executive Lead Member for Children and Education.
He was elected to Hampshire County Council in 2005 having been the MEP for Wight and Hampshire South and then South East England from 1994-2004. In the European Parliament he was Conservative spokesman on Education and Culture matters.
He was a member of Test Valley Borough Council from 1979-1995 and its Council Leader 1985-1994.
A graduate in Politics and Economics from Exeter University he was by profession a lecturer in Politics and Public Administration until real politics took over. Married with 2 daughters-his younger daughter Caroline is MP for Romsey and Southampton North