John Andrew Spence CBE - Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health

  • General
  • Election History
  • Party History
  • Division History
  • Members Interests
  • Committees
  • Outside Bodies
  • Training History
  • Hospitality and Gifts
  • Allowances and Expenses
John Andrew Spence CBE -  Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health
06 May 2021
First Elected
02 May 2013
Conservative Party
Members' Suite
Essex County Council
PO Box 11
County Hall
Telephone No:
01245 465108

Roles and Responsibilities

Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health

Adult social care, including the support of and assistance of people with learning or physical disabilities or sensory impairment and older people and the homeless.


Adult Social Care Service Transformation; Care Homes; Safeguarding vulnerable adults; Joint commissioning and joint contracting; Support to Carers; Health system reform, integration and partnerships; Health Improvement and Protection; Health Inequality Reduction; Public Health; Mental health services; Child health-related matters; Drug and Alcohol Action Team; Adults and Health Capital Programmes


Appointed by the Leader to act as the Chairman of the Health and Wellbeing Board

Previous roles

Cabinet Member for Finance, Commercial, Traded Services Housing and Planning


Link to Division Profiles (via Essex Open data – select division name from drop down box)
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Election History

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 2 May 2013

Division Representation History

ChelmerThu 2 May 2013

Current Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside BodyPast Joining DatePast Leaving Date
There are no past outside bodies for this member.

Personal Register of Interests

Date of NoticeReceipt by Monitoring OfficerView
27 June 202227 June 2022

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNatureView
There are no meeting declarations for this member.
Fri, 17 Jun 2022Code of Conduct and Standards 
Mon, 16 May 2022Locality Fund/LLUF Briefing 
Thu, 6 Jan 2022Levelling Up Launch 
Fri, 12 Nov 2021Health and Care 
Mon, 8 Nov 2021Emergency Planning Briefing 
Mon, 11 Oct 2021Highways Winter Service Briefing 
Thu, 23 Sep 2021My Oracle Demonstration 
Mon, 19 Jul 2021Summer Covid Fund Induction 
Thu, 8 Jul 2021Essex Flood Partnership Board Briefing 
Tue, 15 Jun 2021Cabinet and Deputy Cabinet Member Induction 
Fri, 21 May 2021Adult Social Care Intro 
Tue, 9 Mar 2021COVID Briefing 
Wed, 20 Jan 2021The New Princess Alexandra Hospital Member Briefing 
Fri, 25 Sep 2020E-scooters in Essex 
Tue, 10 Mar 2020Locality Fund 
Mon, 20 Jan 2020Essex 2020 (a year of Science and Creativity) 
Tue, 22 Oct 2019Developments in Social Care 
Tue, 19 Feb 2019Mental Health Awareness Training, MIND 
Thu, 22 Nov 2018E-learning: GDPR: An introduction module 1 
Thu, 22 Nov 2018E-learning: GDPR: An introduction module 2 
Wed, 26 Sep 2018Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 
Mon, 30 Jul 2018GDPR briefing  
Mon, 22 Jan 2018E-learning: Information Governance 
Mon, 22 Jan 2018E-learning: Who we are and how we operate 
Tue, 16 Jan 2018E-learning: How we Behave 
Mon, 15 Jan 2018E-learning: Anti Bribery and money Laundering  
Mon, 15 Jan 2018E-learning: Anti-fraud and corruption  
Mon, 15 Jan 2018E-learning: Equality and Diversity 
Mon, 15 Jan 2018E-learning: Health and Safety  
Mon, 5 Jun 2017Cabinet Member and Deputy Cabinet Member Induction  
Tue, 13 Dec 2016Garden Communities 
Thu, 9 Jun 2016ECC Housing Growth Strategy 
Tue, 29 Mar 2016Children's Centres 
Tue, 16 Feb 2016Development Session on Bradwell 
Mon, 8 Jun 2015Urology briefing  
Tue, 19 May 2015Care Act 
Tue, 24 Feb 2015Risk Management 
Tue, 18 Mar 2014Outcomes-led Commissioning Framework 
Thu, 5 Sep 2013Overview and Scrutiny – Realising the Potential 
Tue, 4 Jun 2013Regulatory Session 
Wed, 15 May 2013Introductory Session 2 
Wed, 15 May 2013Welfare Reform 
Wed, 15 May 2013Local Government Finance 
Wed, 15 May 2013Code of Conduct 
Tue, 14 May 2013ePayroll 
Tue, 14 May 2013Information Technology 
Fri, 10 May 2013Information Governance 
Wed, 8 May 2013Introductory Session 
Tue, 7 May 2013Welcome to the Council 
Thu, 27 Feb 2014Manchester Airport Group (MAG)1st Anniversary dinner of MAG takeover of Stansted Airport held ar Duxford Imperial War Museum£50
Sat, 26 Sep 2015Anderson ConstructionCllr and wife as guests of Mark Anderson dinner dance Autistic Society charity - Guest Speaker> £175 each
Tue, 10 Nov 2015FujitsuReception and working dinner attended by BITC leaders and held at Fujitsu£50 estimate
Tue, 26 Jan 2016Crest NicholsonWorking dinner for local authorities to discuss accelerating housing growth£75
Fri, 22 Oct 2021Mr Stephen HawkinsCllr Spence as guest of Stephen Hawkins at Witham Constituency Conservative Association dinner£50 estimate
Mon, 15 Nov 2021Prof Michael ThorneWorking dinner in London hosted by Prof Mike Thorne, Chair of Mid and South Essex ICS£40 estimate
Mon, 1 Mar 2021Prof. Michael ThorneWorking Supper£40
Wed, 10 Mar 2021Will PopeWorking Supper hosted by Will Pope, Chair of Suffolk and North East Essex ICS£40
Wed, 20 Jul 2022Newton Europe Limited (suppliers to Adult Social Care)Attended the Local Government Chronicle awards dinner in London as ECC had been shortlisted.Approximately £100

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

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