Mary Lewis, Cabinet Member for Education

Mary was elected as Surrey  County Councillor for Cobham in May 2013. Prior to that she was a school teacher in the Cobham area and her interest in young people and education informs her work as the Surrey County Council Cabinet Associate for Children, Schools and Families. 

Prior to taking up this role, she was a member of the Education and Skills Scrutiny Board and of the Resident Experience Board, which includes scrutiny of important services such as Surrey’s Libraries and Fire and Rescue Service.

Mary has worked with local residents to set up Cobham Community Bus Community Interest Company. She is Vice Chairman of the CIC, which runs the Chatterbus C1 and C2 bus service around the Cobham area. The service aims to meet a range of different needs in the area: helping people to access the Jobcentre Plus in Weybridge; giving access to a variety of retail outlets at Brooklands; providing a good link between the town centre and Cobham and Stoke d’Abernon station; taking children to and from local Infant and Primary Schools; connecting Cobham and Oxshott with Leatherhead and Fetcham on Saturdays; linking up with other bus services to improve connectivity. See for more details.

Mary is a Director of Cobham Cedar Centre Limited, which has leased the community space on the ground floor of the Cedar Centre, underneath Cobham Library, from Surrey County Council and provides a home for Oasis, Cobham Sure Start Children’s Centre and a community room for different community services.

Mary and her husband David have lived in Stoke d’Abernon since 1988. They have three grown up children.

Mary enjoys walking her Labrador in the glorious open spaces that the Cobham area has to offer. 

The Olympic Cycling events showed Cobham and Surrey at their best. Mary is keen to keep the Spirit of 2012 alive, adopting a ‘can do’ attitude and encouraging a sense of local pride. Mary is keen to make contact with local residents and organisations and encourages you to be in touch.

See Also

Colin Kemp, Cabinet Member for Highways

Colin was elected to Goldsworth East and Horsell Village in 2013 and since that time has also become a Borough Councillor in Horsell West. He dedicates his time to education, highways and infrastructure issues in both areas and is a strong voice for residents.

Tim Oliver, Property & Business Services

Tim represents Esher on Elmbridge Borough Council and also the Leader of the Conservative Group at the Council. He served as Cabinet Member for Resources from 2011 to 2016. He is married to Debi, a former GP.

Helyn Clack, Cabinet Member for Health

I have been the County Councillor for Dorking Rural for the last twelve years, live in Charlwood with my husband Bryan and brought up my family here.  Over the last four years I have:

Denise Turner Stewart, Cabinet Member for Communities

Denise has served the residents of Spelthorne as a borough councillor for four years and a county councillor for eight years. She manages a small family business, manufacturing and supplying tooling to the civil and defence aviation industry. 

Peter Martin, Chairman of SCC

Peter Martin has served as the County Councillor for Godalming South, Milford & Witley since 2005 and is also the Deputy Leader of the County Council with responsibility for business and economic growth.
Peter was educated at Oxford and Durham University and is a qualified accountant. After voluntary service overseas in the Sudan he worked for over 30 years in the International IT Industry in London, Paris and New York.