John Sargeant

John Sargeant is a life-long resident of Merton and has represented Merton Park Ward since 2010. He was Deputy Mayor of Merton in 2013/14. As a councillor John serves on the borough’s Licensing Committee and the Sustainable Communities Scrutiny Panel. He was a member of Task Groups reviewing our town centres, local employment and waste management. He was a key member of the Nelson Hospital Reference Group and now represents ward councillors on policing issues across the Morden area.  He is one of three Merton councillors sitting on the borough's Safer Neighbourhoods Board.

John went to Hillcross and Rutlish schools before winning a Surrey scholarship to Charterhouse School. After Sussex University he entered the nuclear industry and then worked for nearly 30 years with BP. John spent several years in the US and the Far East, where he developed new businesses. He now consults part-time, providing strategic support to marketing operations.

John is married to Judy. They have two grown-up children, who attended local primary schools, and are also proud grandparents. John is a member of the London Library and the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House. He can sometimes be sighted striding across the Surrey countryside or labouring in his garden.