David Burton

Chair of Strategic Planning Committee, Maidstone Borough Council
Maidstone Borough Councillor, Marden Ward

David has lived in and around Maidstone since the age of 3.  Having attended local schools and then Oakwood Park Grammar School he joined his father in the early 80s and they founded and expanded a business principally operating in the veterinary medical equipment sector.

Today, David is Chairman of the Burtons Group of Companies employing c.130 staff.  David is passionate about manufacturing in the UK, with Burtons products and services being exported worldwide.

Around 2005, driven by a self-acknowledgement that it was disingenuous to have strong views on local matters without being willing to stand up and be put to the test, he joined his local Parish Council and soon after became Chairman.  In 2010, he was elected to Maidstone Borough Council and currently leads on matters on Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transport.

In his spare time, David looks after a small flock of Shetland sheep, geese, ducks and chickens and keeps bees.  The recent addition of two new puppies Winston and Clementine are proving a popular addition to the Burton household.

 

 

See Also

John Perry

Group Leader, Conservative Group, Maidstone Borough Council
Maidstone Borough Councillor, Staplehurst Ward

John Perry is a Chartered Certified Accountant, with an honours degree in History and Classics and an MBA from one of the UK’s leading business schools.

Jon Purle

Maidstone Borough Councillor, Bridge Ward

Jon lives in Central Maidstone where he runs a small regulatory consulting business employing two others.  He was elected to Maidstone Borough Council in May 2018, to represent Bridge Ward.  He lives with his wife and young daughter in Maidstone, where his daughter attends a local primary school.

Louise Brice

Maidstone Borough Council, Staplehurst Ward

Louise Brice was elected to be a Borough Councillor in May 2015. She is proud to serve her local community and fight for the infrastructure and services she believes this vibrant community deserve.