Councillor Dr Andy Mercer

Councillor Dr Andy Mercer
10 May 2005
10 May 2005
c/o County Hall
George Row
01933 313362
Andy Mercer has lived in Rushden since 1977. His four children were all educated locally. He is a Rushden Town Councillor and sits on East Northants Council. He is currently the Cabinet Member for Performance, Transformation and Local Government Reform, having previously served as an Assistant Cabinet Member.

Andy was born in East London and went to Exeter University, where he earnt his Doctorate. After a spell in management consultancy, he moved to Northamptonshire to work for Texas Instruments. He currently runs a software company that he founded in 1985, and which now trades worldwide.

He is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Statistician, a Chartered IT Professional, a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, a Member of the British Computer Society, and a European Engineer (Eur Ing) and was elected as a Conservative County Councillor for Rushden in May 2005.

He feels strongly that the public deserves high quality public Services, and that politicians have duty to provide them. In particular, he wants to see improved services for children and the elderly.

Election History

Tue 10 May 2005  

Party Representation History

PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
ConservativeTue 10 May 2005

Ward Representation History

WardRepresentation FromRepresentation To
Rushden EastTue 10 May 2005 Thu 2 May 2013

Current Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining Date
Cabinet Member26 March 2018
Council Member14 May 2010
Development Control Committee Deputy Chair21 January 2014
North Northamptonshire Joint Planning Committee Chairman30 May 2013

Past Committee Memberships

CommitteeRoleJoining DateLeaving Date
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Environment, Development & Transport Scrutiny Committee Member23 June 201130 May 2013
Northamptonshire Police and Crime Panel Substitute member25 October 201216 May 2013
Development Control Committee Deputy Chair21 June 201116 May 2013
Stronger Communities Scrutiny Committee Member14 May 201019 May 2011
IRMP Sub Committee Chair14 May 201019 May 2011

Current Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside Body Appointments

Not a past member of any Outside Body.

Personal Register of Interests

Date of NoticeReceipt by Monitoring Officer 
10 May 200710 May 2007 View
01 July 200901 July 2009 View
09 August 201209 August 2012 View
28 May 201328 May 2013 View
02 June 201702 June 2017 View

Meeting Declarations

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014LXB (Rushden) LimitedMeal at Oundle Mill Restaurant. Approx value £40