This is the first in a series of posts profiling your local councillors in Bournville ward. First off, Councillor Timothy Huxtable, Conservative.
Coun Huxtable was first elected in 2002, gaining 43 per cent of the vote and helping the Conservatives increase their seats in the City Council which was still at that point Labour controlled. He has helped make the seat a safe Conservative in subsequent re-elections.
Since being in office he has held a range of responsibilities, from lifelong learning to regeneration. He currently chairs the regeneration and overview and scrutiny committee and is lead member for Rail and Metro operations for the West Midlands Passenger Transport Authority.
He was known for a while in the local press as the “smiling assassin” for his role in scrutinising the cost of Council officers’ overseas trips. “I have been mean and will go on being mean,” he said at the time. In his member’s interests he cites membership of the Society for Protection of Unborn Children and he is also a governor at Bournville College of further education. A glance at the gifts register (PDF link will open in new window) show nothing more controversial than receiving a discount on the use of Rowheath Pavilion for his wedding reception.
Coun Huxtable seems to have made some effort on embracing the internet and social media. He has a Facebook and LinkedIn page and he’s not afraid to get directly in touch with key websites such as Bournville resident Adrian Goldberg’s site, The Stirrer.
Coun Huxtable is married to prospective parliamentary candidate for Northfield, Keeley Huxtable and they have one daughter.
Coun Huxtable attends the meeting of Stirchley Residents Association, every second Monday of the month, 7.30 – 8.30pm,at Stirchley Community Centre, Pershore Road.
HUXTABLE, TIMOTHY (Con)
34 Falkland Croft
0121 303 2130 (Group Office)
Timothy.Huxtable [at] birmingham.gov.uk