Jeremy Kite

Jeremy Kite

Dartford Rural

This is Jeremy. Those who know Dartford will know Jeremy.

He was first elected to the County Council in June 2009 as the Conservative Member for Dartford Rural.

He was educated at the University of Westminster, before working in magazine publishing and later joining News International, publisher of The Times and The Sunday Times.

Jeremy has been Leader of Dartford Borough Council since February 2006 and serves as a Borough Councillor for Longfield, New Barn & Southfleet. He is also Chairman of the local Parish Council.

Under his leadership, the Council has transformed to an authority high on delivery and low on bureaucracy with some of the highest profile examples of public consultation and community-led decision making in the country.

He has an unswerving commitment to high quality design. As Leader he commissioned the first building to emerge from architect Ken Shuttleworth's new practice 'make' and delivered the first 'green' football stadium in the UK - labelled by Sky TV's Soccer AM as the best designed football ground in the UK - ahead of Wembley and the Emirates Stadiums.

Jeremy worked alongside designer Wayne Hemingway on a new housing scheme in the shadow of Dartford Bridge and spearheaded the work to restore Dartford's Central Park.