About Jordan Meade
Cllr. Jordan Meade FRSA is a public affairs specialist and company director based in Gravesend, Kent. He is currently a Councillor for Woodlands Ward and the Leader of the Opposition at Gravesham Borough Council.
Having attended Thamesview Secondary School and Mayfield Grammar School, he became an elected member of Gravesham Borough Council in 2015 representing the Ward of Singlewell. Between 2015 and 2018, Jordan held various senior roles on the Council, including Cabinet Member for Heritage and Youth and Chairman of the Licencing Committee.
In 2019, Jordan was re-elected to Council, this time representing Woodlands Ward. Upon his re-election Jordan was made Leader of the Opposition and Chairman of Overview Scrutiny. Additionally, Jordan serves on the Planning Committee and takes a keen interest in the preservation of open space, the protection of heritage and the building of first-class homes for local people.
Jordan holds several non-executive positions and trusteeships in the public and private sectors and is currently the Public Affairs Lead (National Trustee) for the Maritime Volunteer Service (MVS). He is a Member of the Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust Stakeholder Council and a representative on the Gravesham Rights of Way Committee.
In November 2020, Jordan was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA) and in December, at a virtual ceremony conducted by the Clerk of the Chamberlain's Court, Jordan was presented with the Freedom of the City of London.
Since 2007, Jordan has been an active supporter of the British Heart Foundation raising several thousands of pounds for this cause. In 2009 the Mayor of Gravesham, Cllr. Bronwen McGarrity, presented Jordan with a Pride in Gravesham Award for making a “special contribution to the lives of young people” in Gravesham.
Jordan is an active grassroots campaigner for the Conservative Party, and he is a member of the Executive of Gravesham Conservative Association. Jordan served as the Deputy Chairman Political between 2016 and 2019 and was the Agent for Gravesham in the 2019 borough elections. Jordan was the founder of Gravesend Conservative Future, serving as Chairman for three years. In 2018, Jordan became an Honorary Life President of Gravesend Young Conservatives.
In 2019, Jordan co-founded the Young Councillors’ Association and dedicates his time to furthering the voice of young people in local government.
In his spare time (albeit there is not a lot of it!) Jordan enjoy reading history, powerboating and walking his Labrador, mostly along the Saxon Shore Way of the Thames Estuary.
Leader of the Opposition
Maritime Scrutiny-Sub Committee
Gravesham Tour Guides Association
Member of the Executive