Kevin Paul Bentley - Leader of the Council, Leader of the Conservative Group

  • General
  • Election History
  • Party History
  • Division History
  • Members Interests
  • Committees
  • Outside Bodies
  • Training History
  • Hospitality and Gifts
  • Allowances and Expenses
Kevin  Paul Bentley - Leader of the Council, Leader of the Conservative Group
06 May 2021
First Elected
04 June 2009
Conservative Party
Stanway and Pyefleet
Members' Suite
Essex County Council
PO Box 11
County Hall

Roles and Responsibilities

Leader of the Council - 25/05/21

Leader of the Conservative Group - 25/05/21

Previous Roles

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Infrastructure

Rail Strategy; Ports and Airports; Infrastructure Commissioning and Delivery; Transport Strategy and Local Transport Plan; Highways capital programme; Integrated Transport;

Park and Ride; Traffic Regulation; Parking; Cycling; Street lighting; Public Rights of way (bridleways, footpaths and byways); Road safety; Maintenance of highways, public rights of way and structures; Local Highways Panels;

Superfast Essex broadband programme; Transport Boards; International trade; Garden Communities (except NEGC); Liaison with sub-regional infrastructure partnerships; South East Local Enterprise Partnership

Link to Division Profiles (via Essex Open data – select division name from drop down box)
Job Title:
0212/13: £11499.96 (Basic Responsibility Allowance) £35,310.00 (Special Responsibility Allowance)
2012/13: £4813.34

Election History

Thu 4 Jun 2009 Wed 1 May 2013 Re-elected
Thu 2 May 2013 Wed 3 May 2017 Re-elected
Thu 4 May 2017 Wed 5 May 2021 Re-elected
Thu 6 May 2021  

Party Representation History

Conservative PartyThu 4 Jun 2009

Division Representation History

Stanway and PyefleetThu 4 Jun 2009

Current Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside BodyPast Joining DatePast Leaving Date
 Page 1 of 3, items 1 to 5 of 14.
Youth Strategy Group - Colchester 01 June 2012 31 May 2023
Essex Local Highways Panel - Colchester 02 May 2013 28 July 2021
Locality Board - Tendring 01 June 2012 25 May 2021
Haven Gateway Partnership 03 January 2012 25 May 2021
Basildon Renaissance Partnership 09 July 2013 16 May 2017

Personal Register of Interests

Date of NoticeReceipt by Monitoring OfficerView
01 March 202401 March 2024

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNatureView
There are no meeting declarations for this member.
Tue, 21 Nov 2023CCN Conference 
Tue, 10 Oct 2023Devolution Briefing 
Thu, 6 Jul 2023LGA Conference 
Wed, 7 Dec 2022Member Briefing on Devolution 
Tue, 15 Nov 2022Standards Training 
Thu, 23 Sep 2021My Oracle Demonstration 
Tue, 15 Jun 2021Cabinet and Deputy Cabinet Member Induction 
Wed, 20 Jan 2021The New Princess Alexandra Hospital Member Briefing 
Mon, 30 Nov 2020COVID-19 Winter Grant 
Mon, 23 Nov 2020Training - Polling Dates 
Thu, 30 Jul 2020Training on Covid-19 
Tue, 10 Mar 2020Locality Fund 
Tue, 21 Jan 2020GDPR 
Mon, 23 Sep 2019Brexit 
Mon, 17 Sep 2018Highways Briefing 
Fri, 2 Feb 2018E-learning: Who we are and how we operate 
Fri, 2 Feb 2018E-Learning: Health and Safety  
Fri, 2 Feb 2018E-learning: Information Governance 
Fri, 2 Feb 2018E-learning: How we behave 
Fri, 12 Jan 2018Virtual Dementia Tour 
Sat, 4 Nov 2017E-learning: Equality and Diversity 
Sat, 4 Nov 2017E-learning: Anti-Fraud and Corruption 
Fri, 3 Nov 2017E-learning: Anti Bribery and money Laundering  
Thu, 9 May 2013Introductory Session Two 
Tue, 7 May 2013Welcome to the Council 
Wed, 31 Oct 2012Social Media 
Tue, 16 Oct 2012Economic Growth Strategy 
Thu, 16 Aug 2012E-learning: Good Decision Making 
Tue, 19 Jun 2012Council Tax Benefit Changes 
Tue, 21 Feb 2012Essex Waste Strategy 
Thu, 1 Sep 2011The Essex Funding Team  
Mon, 28 Mar 2011European Funding Member Seminar 
Tue, 8 Feb 2011Census 2011 Briefing 
Fri, 21 Jan 2011Census 2011 Member Briefing 
Tue, 2 Mar 2010Communications 
Tue, 8 Sep 2009Introduction to Schools, Children and Families 
Tue, 23 Jun 2009Essex Strategy Review 
Wed, 17 Jun 2009Introductory Session Two 
Wed, 10 Jun 2009Introduction to Information Technology 
Tue, 9 Jun 2009Introductory Session One 
Thu, 16 Sep 2010Jiangsu ProvincePiece of framed brocade cloth and CD of folk songs - donated to the Chairman's collection>£25
Thu, 20 Jan 2011Tata, IndiaTwo Books written by people from Tata.>£25
Mon, 12 Sep 2011 ARU Dinner for Friends of Anglia Ruskin University at House of Lords£60
Tue, 13 Sep 2011 Hosted dinner for Wind Power Chinese delegation at Lion Inn Boreham - co-funded ECC/HBC Bank £40
Thu, 15 Sep 2011 Guest of BT at CBI Regional Annual Dinner at Duxford Air Museum£75
Sat, 17 Sep 2011 Guest of Mr Fan Zianghan, rep Essex at dinner for Jiangsu Law Commission at Banquet 1408 Colchester. Accompanied by Mrs Bentley£50 per head
Sat, 17 Sep 2011 Gift of Bracelet estimated £10 and bottle of biajo spirits estimated £15£25
Thu, 22 Sep 2011 Opened the Jiangsu Business Seminar Hylands House and received Cloth Scroll < £25
Thu, 7 Jul 2011 Afghanistan Trust Charity Ball guest of Wilson James accompanied by Mrs Bentley£100 per head
Tue, 19 Jul 2011 Framed Brocade presented by Chinese delegation as personal gift< £25
Fri, 30 Mar 2012Jiangsu Provincial GovernmentChinese ScrollEst. £15
Fri, 30 Mar 2012Wuxi City GovernmentChinese PlateEst £10
Fri, 30 Mar 2012Shanghai Chamber of CommerceChinese PanelEst £25
Fri, 30 Mar 2012Vice Governor Jiangsu Provincial GovernmentBrocade ScarfEst £20
Fri, 30 Mar 2012Phoenix Publihsing Companyi. Chinese Stamp Collection ii. Chinese book in Mandarini. Est. £15 ii. Est £10
Fri, 1 Jun 2012Essex & Suffolk Water CompanyHospitality Evening County Cricket Ground ChelmsfordInvitation Declined
Wed, 1 Aug 2012Phoenix Printing CompanyDinner at Barleylands£25
Thu, 2 Aug 2012Phoenix Printing CompanyClay teapot£20
Thu, 2 Aug 2012Jiangsu Provincial GovernmentBrocade tie and scarf, book, postcards and reproduction paintings£45
Tue, 11 Jun 2013Essex Chamber of CommerceGreater Anglia Dinner held at Boreham House est £35
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 Complimentary tickets to Essex Food & Drink FestivalDeclined
Mon, 2 Sep 2013 Lunch with VC of the University of Essex, Wivenhoe House Hotelest £25
Sat, 2 Nov 2013EC HarrisTicket and lunch at Twickenham£100
Thu, 27 Feb 2014Manchester Airport GroupStansted Anniversary dinner - Duxford Imperial War Museum£50
Wed, 26 Mar 2014Essex and Suffolk Water (Northumbrian Water)Dinner with company Directors at Boreham House£35
Sat, 5 Apr 2014Castle Point Borough CouncilInvited (including wife) as guests by Leader of Council to the Mayor's Civic Dinner£100
Thu, 8 May 2014Essex Chambers of Commerce and Manchester Airport GroupDinner at Down Hall Hotel, Hatfiled Heath£40
Thu, 14 Aug 2014Company: Phoenix (Ongar)lunch provided by Phoenix at their restaurant and hotel in Ongar£25
Sun, 28 Sep 2014Crest NicholsonPrivate dinner - Conservative Party Conferenceapprox £40
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 Leaders Lunchapprox £40
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 Conservatives MEP's dinnerapprox £40
Wed, 1 Oct 2014CBI East of EnglandAnnual dinner - Duxfordapprox £60
Mon, 27 Oct 2014MAG - Stansted AirportDinner at the Deputy Chairs of the London Stansted Cambridge Consortium meetingapprox £40
Tue, 13 Jan 2015MAGLondon First Business Awards Dinnerapprox £60
Tue, 31 Mar 2015MAG/Stansted AirportDinner for Deputy Chairs of London Stansted Cambridge Consortiumapprox £40
Tue, 2 Jun 2015 Visit to Port of Tilbury gift of hi viz jacketIRO £60
Wed, 9 Dec 2015Northumbrian Water (Essex & Suffolk Water)Lunch at Stockbrook Manor£35
Tue, 5 Jul 2016Kent County CouncilLunch>£25
Tue, 5 Jul 2016East of England LGADrinks & Canape Reception<£25
Tue, 5 Jul 2016County Councils NetworkDrinks Reception<£25
Wed, 6 Jul 2016East of England LGABreakfast briefing<£25
Wed, 6 Jul 2016Local Government AssociationDrinks reception<£25
Sat, 15 Jul 2017Garrison Commander ColchesterBuffet Lunch - accompanied by Mrs Bentley>£20
Tue, 18 Jul 2017University of EssexGraduation Dinner£35 est.
Fri, 11 May 2018Guests of the Mercury TheatreMeal and drinks for my wife and myself by Mercury Theatre for their Corporate Fundraising - Mercury Rising Dinner. Approx £50 per head.
Wed, 16 May 2018Anglia Ruskin UniversityInvitation for two people to Essex Cricket Ladies Day on 5th August including lunch (declined)>£25
Thu, 9 May 2019Local Government AssociationInvitation to Lord Porter's leaving event at the LGA Offices in London£25<
Tue, 23 Jul 2019Jiangsu ProvinceSilk Stamp Collection Album>£25
Tue, 18 May 2021Mark Bauman of La Bourgee Restaurant in ChelmsfordMeal and drinks£60
Fri, 14 Jan 2022Mr Geoff Miles and attended by Quinn EstatesLunch£30
Mon, 24 Jan 2022Hutchinson PortsLuncharound £45
Fri, 2 Dec 2022 Ticket to Lee Valley VeloPark for the UCI Track Champions League - declined invitation.Declined.
Fri, 26 May 2023Tendring DCDeclined invitation to Tendring4Growth celebration and awards nightDeclined

For details of allowances and expenses for this Councillor please follow the link below:,-Expenses-and-Interests.aspx

Member Attendance

Attendance Summary

Expected attendances12 
Present as expected1192%
Apologies received1100% of absences
In attendance (as a visitor)0 

Attendance Details

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