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Councillor John McKee

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Councillor  John  McKee
09 May 2019
First Elected
03 May 2007
Braintree West
36 London Road
Telephone No:
01376 326358

John has lived in Braintree since 1976 and is married with  two grown up sons and 9 grandchildren, four of whom are at local schools in Braintree. John has served as a District Councillor  since 2007, currently representing  Braintree West and has served on the Cabinet for 8 years and is currently Cabinet Member for Corporate Transformation.


He has taken up local issues on behalf of residents such as planning applications, housing issues and  parking and highway matters in London Road. John is committed to and passionate about  the District Museum and Warner Textile Archive in Braintree serving on the Trustee Board  and  Chairman of Warner Textile Trading Company.

Electoral Ward Profile

Member Allowances and Expenses


Updated: 14th May 2019

Job Title:

Election History

Thu 3 May 2007 Wed 4 May 2011 Re-elected
Thu 5 May 2011 Wed 6 May 2015 Re-elected
Thu 7 May 2015 Mon 6 May 2019 Retirement and re-election
Thu 9 May 2019 Elected on 2nd May 2019

Party Representation History

ConservativeFri 1 Nov 2013

Ward Representation History

Braintree Central and Beckers GreenThu 5 May 2011 Wed 6 May 2015
Braintree WestThu 7 May 2015 Mon 6 May 2019
Braintree WestThu 9 May 2019

Personal Register of Interests

Date of NoticeReceipt by Monitoring OfficerView
There are no register of interest records for this member.

Meeting Declarations

Committee NameMeeting DateNatureView
There are no meeting declarations for this member.
Tue, 28 May 2019Introduction to Local Government Finance and Strategic Investments 
Tue, 14 May 2019Introduction to Council Services 
Thu, 9 May 2019Member Induction Day - Overview of the Council including Role of Councillor and Code of Conduct  
Mon, 28 Jan 2019PFCC 
Wed, 21 Nov 2018Scrutiny of the Priorities for 2019/20 and Initial Budget Position 
Tue, 18 Sep 2018Partnership and Collaborative WorkingThis 2 hour session looks at partnership and collaboration examples within local government and looks at the role that elected members can play to enable and instigate the process. It also looks at the required key skills and some of the competencies that assist partnership building.
Mon, 16 Apr 2018Member Development - Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner/Community Safety HubsSession Outline: • To provide an overview of the work of the Office of the Police, Fire and CrimeCommissioner. • To provide an overview of the Braintree DistrictCommunity Safety Partnership Strategic Assessment 2017/18. • To provide an overview of the Braintree Community Safety Hub Session Outcomes: • Have an improved awareness of the work of the Office of the Police, Fire and CrimeCommissioner. • Understand the benefits & importance of partnership working within the Community Safety Hubs.
Wed, 22 Nov 2017Overview and Scrutiny 
Tue, 21 Nov 2017Planning Training 
Thu, 16 Nov 2017Member Development Evening 
Wed, 26 Jul 2017Member Development 
Thu, 25 May 2017Member Development 
Wed, 1 Feb 2017Member Development 
Thu, 3 Nov 2016Member Development 
Wed, 31 Aug 2016Member Development 
Tue, 19 May 2015Member Induction 
Wed, 13 May 2015Member Induction 
There are no hospitality and gift records for this member.

Councillors’ Community Grant

This Grant Scheme operates from 1st September 2016 and provides all 49 Ward Councillors with funds to support Organisations and Groups to develop and deliver community projects and initiatives that benefit local residents.

Councillors are obliged to consider the Member Code of Conduct when making grant decisions.  To aid transparency the details of each grant are published below.  

Grants made by Councillor John McKee:


Organisation: Braintree Foyer (SAHA)
Project: Ladies that Lift
Overall cost of project: £1500.00
Grant awarded: £1500.00
Joint Grant: No
Date: 6th March 2017


Organisation: Braintree Youth Project Charity
Project: The "Hut" Refurbishment Project
Overall cost of project: £2,810.55
Grant awarded: £1,500.00
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor Ron Ramage
Date: 21st September 2017


Organisation: Al Falah Braintree Islamic Centre 
Project: Community Fun Day
Overall cost of project: £3000
Grant awarded: £200
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Mrs M Cunningham, Graham Butland, John Cunningham, Tom Cunningham, Mrs Lyn Walters and Frankie Ricci
Date: 30th May 2018


Organisation:Carers First

Project:Carers Celebration Event

Overall cost of project: £2400

Grant awarded: £500

Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors John Baugh, Bill Rose, Mrs Lyn Walters, Mrs Sue Wilson, Mrs Gabrielle Spray, Malcolm Dunn, Stephen Kirby and Stephen Canning

Date: 26th September 2018


Organisation: Braintree Youth Project Charity
ProjectBYPC Horticulture Project
Overall cost of project: £1645.00 (requested £1,045.00)
Grant awarded: £800
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor Ron Ramage
Date: 19th November 2018


Organisation: Community Iron
Charity Registration Number: 1162930
Project: Mental Health First Aid Train the Trainer
Overall cost of Project: £2232 (Requested £2232)
Grant Awarded: £250
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Miss Vanessa Santomauro, Graham Butland, Saif Rehman, Frankie Ricci, Mrs Mary Cunningham, Tom Cunningham, Kevin Bowers, Mrs Lyn Walters, Peter Tattersley, and Andrew Hensman
Date: 7th June 2019
Financial Year: 2019/20


Organisation: Braintree Youth Project Charity
Registered Charity Number: 1139014
Project: Life Enhancing Skills Project 
Overall cost of Project: £1,969
Grant Awarded: £1,050
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillor Mrs Mary Cunningham
Date: 13th February 2020
Financial Year: 2019/20


Organisation: Braintree District Museum Trust
Registered Charity No.: 1110447 and 05408088
Project: Exhibition 'Space Fact & Fiction'
Overall cost of project: £7,500
Grant awarded: £1000
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors John Baugh, Kevin Bowers, Graham Butland, Mary Cunningham, Tom Cunningham, Andrew Hensman, Ian Pritchard, Wendy Schmitt, Peter Tattersley, Dean Wallace, Lyn Walters and Justin Wrench
Date: 26th May 2021
Financial Year: 2021/22

Organisation: Braintree Youth Project Charity
Registered Charity No.: 1139014
Project: New furnishings
Overall cost of project: £1,278
Grant awarded: £100
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Frankie Ricci, Paul Euesden, Mary Cunningham
Date: 9th February 2022
Financial Year: 2021/22

Organisation: Al Falah Braintree Islamic Centre
Registered Charity No.: 1086210
Project: Community Fun Day
Overall cost of project: £3,900
Grant awarded: £500
Joint Grant: Yes - Councillors Mrs Mary Cunningham, Tom Cunningham, Saif Rehman, Frankie Ricci, Mrs Wendy Schmitt, Dean Wallace and Mrs Lyn Walters
Date: 1st June 2022
Financial Year: 2022/23

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

1. Employment, office, trade, profession or vocation

Councillor: LLP Member and Non-Remunerated Director

Spouse: None

2. Financial Support

Councillor: Election Expense paid for by the Conservative and Unionist Party.

Spouse: None

3. Contracts with Braintree District Council

Councillor/Spouse: None

4. Land/Property

Councillor/Spouse: Land and House in 36 London Road, Braintree, CM7 2LG

5. Property Licences

Councillor/Spouse: None

6. Tenancies with Braintree District Council

Councillor/Spouse: None

7. Securities

Councillor: Company Registered # 09079122  Titan Storage Solutions Ltd

Spouse: None.

Other Pecuniary Interest

8. Employment

Warner Textile Archive Trading Ltd (Non-Remunerated Director)

Curo Charlotte House LLP (LLP Member)

9. Discharged Contracts with Braintree District Council


Registerable Non-Pecuniary interests

10. Relevant Memberships

Warner Textile Archive Trading Ltd (wholly owned by Braintree District Museum Trust Ltd), Membership of the Conservative and Unionist Party including financial support for election expenses, Chairman of Braintree Constituency Conservative Association and Member of RAC as Ordinary Member.

11. Gifts and Hospitality with as estimated value of at least £50


Updated: 14th December 2020

Member Attendance

Attendance Summary

Expected attendances14 
Present as expected1393%
Apologies received00% of absences
In attendance (as a visitor)3 

Attendance Details