- Tony Arbour
name = Councillor Tony Arbour JP AM
constituency_AM = South West
assembly = London
4 May 2000
predecessor = "New constituency"
birth_date = Birth date and age|1945|08|30|df=yes
nationality = British
party = Conservative Party
Anthony Francis Arbour JP (born
August 30, 1945), commonly known as Tony Arbour, is a British Conservative Party politician, a Richmond councillor and member of the London Assemblyrepresenting South West London.
He was educated at St Andrew's School and Surbiton County Grammar School before going to the then Kingston College of Technology where he earned a
BScin economics. He went on to get an MBAfrom City University Business School.
Called to the Bar in 1967 as a member of
Gray's Inn, he became a lecturer at Kingston UniversityBusiness School, a position he held until his election to the London Assembly in 2000.
He was elected as a Conservative to the
London Borough of Richmond upon Thamesin 1968 at the age of only 22 and has served as a councillor continuously since then (a total of almost 40 years). He led the Conservative group on the Council from 1996 to 2006, serving as Leader of the Council from 2002 until the Liberal Democrats regained control in 2006.
He was a GLC councillor for
Surbitonfrom 1983 to 1986 and was first elected to the London Assembly in 2000. He was re-elected by increased majorities in 2004 and 2008. He is a member of the Metropolitan Police Authorityand has served as a Justice of the Peacesince 1974.
* [http://www.london.gov.uk/assembly/members/arbourt.jsp Biography from the London Assembly]
* [http://www.kingstonconservatives.com/ Kingston and Surbiton Conservative Association] – Kingston and Surbiton Conservative Association
* [http://www.twickenhamconservatives.com/index.php?sectionid=2&pagenumber=34 Tony Arbour at Twickenham Conservatives] - Tony Arbour at Twickenham Conservatives
* [http://www.kingstonconservatives.com/representatives/tony-arbour.html Tony Arbour] – Tony Arbour
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