Councillor Steve Summers was elected to Westminster City Council in 2006 representing the Vincent Square Ward, where he lives.
Vincent Square Ward covers the area of Westminster between the river and Victoria Street. Vauxhall Bridge Road and Horseferry Road are the western and eastern boundaries.
The Ward is overwhelmingly residential and has a number of educational establishments, including primary and secondary schools and the Chelsea College of Arts. The Ward is also home to the Tate Britain, the Royal Horticultural Society and Westminster Cathedral.
In his 10 years as a Councillor, Steve has been involved in many areas of the council’s activity although he has taken a particularly keen interest in sports and leisure.
He served in the council’s Cabinet for 5 years where he was responsible for libraries, sports and leisure, parks and gardens, customer services and the voluntary sector. He was also responsible for Westminster’s preparations for the Olympics in 2012.
In addition, Steve has served as a planning committee Chairman, Deputy Cabinet Member for Planning, and Deputy Cabinet Member for Licensing and Community Protection.
Steve is currently a Director of the London Youth Games and has served as a Governor of one of Westminster’s schools and as a Director of City West Homes.
Outside of his council duties, Steve is a partner of the public relations firm Bell Pottinger. In his spare time he supports Newcastle United FC and is a member of Surrey County Cricket Club.
Councillor Summers’ chosen charity for his year in office is Greenhouse Sports, a charity based in Church Street that targets disadvantaged children across London and challenges academic under achievement through sport.