About Jordan Meade

Cllr. Jordan Meade FRSA is a public affairs specialist based in Gravesend, Kent. He is currently a Councillor for Woodlands Ward and the Leader of the Opposition at Gravesham Borough Council and the County Councillor for Gravesend East and Deputy Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health at Kent County 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 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 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. He is a Governor of Rosherville Primary 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.

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. 

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

GRAVESHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL:

Leader of the Opposition

Gravesham Conservative Group

Chairman

Overview Scrutiny Committee

Member

Finance and Audit Committee

Member

Licensing Committee

Member

The Appointments Board

Member

The Hackney Carriage Sub-Committee

 

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL:

Deputy Cabinet Member

For Adult Social Care & Public Health

 

Member

Adult Social Care Cabinet Committee

 

Member

Growth, Economic Development & Communities Committee

 

Member

Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee

 

Member

Health Reform and Public Health Cabinet Committee

 

 

OTHER APPOINTMENTS:

 

Hon. President

Gravesham Tour Guides Association

 

​GBC Representative 

Gravesham Rights of Way Committee

Member of the Executive

Gravesham Conservative Association

Safeguarding Lead

Gravesham Conservative Association

Hon. President

Gravesend Young Conservatives

Member 

People & Places Board of the Local Government Association 

External Trustee & Public Affairs Lead 

The Maritime Volunteer Service 

Governor 

Rosherville Primary School 

Founder & Executive Director

The Young Councillors Association