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
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