Mayor and Deputy Mayor
Deputy Mayor of the London Borough of Bromley
Cllr Kevin Brooks was elected in 2014 to represent Penge and Cator Ward. He has lived in the borough since 1977 and for the last ten years in Penge and before that he lived in Elmer’s End in the adjoining ward of Clock House.
Kevin was involved in activities in the borough from an early age as an altar server, where he gained a gold Medal from the Guild of St Stephens and with the 5th Beckenham Scout Unit where he became a Patrol Leader. More recently, he captained a veterans 5 a side football team in Elmer’s End.
Kevin studied at the University of Liverpool where he gained a BA in Irish Studies.
Kevin was diagnosed with epilepsy at age seven. Thankfully this is now generally controlled but his experience of support from a wide variety of people led to his career in working to support people with health issues in regard to housing, debt, training, employment, care needs and wellbeing.
Kevin’s mum and dad live in Elmer’s End and he is the youngest of their five children. He also has ten nephews and nieces, an aunt and cousins, and they reside as far apart as Bromley and Stuttgart.
Kevin has been an active member of Penge and Cator Labour Party for ten years. As a Councillor he sits on the Care Services PDS, Development and Control Committee, SACRE and Planning Committees. He is also involved in local community groups and is Chair of the Melvin Hall Community Group Management Committee, is on the Executive Committees of Penge Partners and Penge Forum and is a member of Penge Town Centre Team.
Despite this Penge centric appearance, Kevin has lived and worked throughout the borough and is looking forward to meeting people from all areas of Bromley and having the honour to represent the borough.