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About Jordan Meade

Cllr. Jordan Meade FRSA is a public affairs specialist based in Gravesend, Kent. He is currently a Councillor for Higham and Shorne Ward and the Leader of the Opposition at Gravesham Borough Council and the County Councillor for Gravesend East and Deputy Cabinet Member for Community & Regulatory Services at Kent County Council. He is the County's Champion for Mental Health. 

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 served 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.

In 2021, Jordan was elected to Kent County Council and appointed as Deputy Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health. At County Hall, Jordan is pleased to serve on the following Committees: Adult Social Care Cabinet Committee, Growth, Economic Development and Communities Cabinet Committee, Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee and the Health Reform and Public Health Cabinet Committee. 

Jordan holds several non-executive positions and trusteeships in the public and private sectors and is currently the National Vice Chairman and Public Affairs Lead (National Trustee) for the Maritime Volunteer Service (MVS). He is the Chairman of the Gravesham Street Pastors Charity. He was previously a Member of the Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust Stakeholder Council, a representative on the Gravesham Rights of Way Committee and has previously served as a Governor of Rosherville Primary School and Thamesview Secondary School

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 admitted to 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 2010 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 has been a member of the Executive of Gravesham Conservative Association since 2011. 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. He is currently the Deputy Chairman Political of Gravesham Conservatives. 

In 2019, Jordan co-founded the Young Councillors’ Association and dedicates his time to furthering the voice of young people in local government. He is further a Member of the People & Places Board of the Local Government Association

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. 

Jordan is a stakeholder relations, public affairs and policy professional. He is currently a self-employed private consultant engaged with supporting the Offices of several Members of the House of Lords and other political/policy interests.

Awards, Recognition & Memberships

Pride in Gravesham Award

Winner 2010 - For making a special contribution to the lives of young people 

LGIU Young Councillor of the Year Award

Nominee 2018


Freeman of the City of London (Freedom of the City by Redemption)

Member of the Guild of Young Freemen 

Fellow of the The Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)

Current Responsibilities


Leader of the Opposition

Gravesham Conservative Group


Overview Scrutiny Committee


Housing Services Cabinet Committee


Special Cabinet Advisory Committee


Strategic Environment Cabinet Committee



Standards Committee


The Appointments Board


The Hackney Carriage Sub-Committee


Appeals Sub-Committee



Deputy Cabinet Member 

Community & Regulatory Services

Mental Health Champion 

Kent County Council



Adult Social Care Cabinet Committee



Growth, Economic Development & Communities Committee



Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee



Health Reform and Public Health Cabinet Committee





Hon. President

Gravesham Tour Guides Association


​GBC Representative 

Gravesend Regatta Committee

GBC Representative 

North Kent Marshes Internal Drainage Board

Deputy Chairman & Member of the Executive

Gravesham Conservative Association

Safeguarding Lead

Gravesham Conservative Association

Hon. President

Gravesend Young Conservatives


People & Places Board of the Local Government Association 

National Vice Chairman & Public Affairs Lead 

The Maritime Volunteer Service 

Founder & Executive Director

The Young Councillors Association

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