Cllr David Simmonds CBE

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Title: Deputy Leader of the Council

Representing:  Hillingdon London Borough Council

Party: Conservative

Political grouping: Conservative

Additional Information

David’s professional background is in finance, where he worked for Lloyds TSB and HSBC after qualifying with the Chartered Institute of Insurers in 1997. Born in Kent and educated at a comprehensive school in Pontypridd, then at Durham University, he has been Hillingdon’s Deputy Leader since 2002. He was the youngest councillor in London when elected at 22 and served as a committee chairman and cabinet member covering planning, housing, social services, and education and children’s services.


In politics, as well as being a councillor, he contested two parliamentary elections and served as treasurer of the national Conservative Councillors’ Association.

His voluntary work includes services as a magistrate in North West London, as a trustee of the Early Intervention Foundation, and as a board member of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme.  He was awarded a CBE in the 2015 Birthday Honours List.