5 things you didn’t know about the new Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Development

Learn more about Cllr Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Development.

Published: Friday, 1st July 2022

Cllr Tom Bruce on results day

Councillor Tom Bruce was recently appointed Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Development at Hounslow Council. He previously held posts as the Cabinet Member for Education, Children and Youth Services and has been a Councillor since 2010. He represents the Hounslow South ward. 

  1. He received the highest amount of votes at the 2022 local election. He was elected with a staggering 2,279 votes – the highest number of votes for a councillor in the borough. He was first elected in Bedfont in 2010 – winning by 11 votes after a dramatic recount.
  2. Cllr Bruce credits his parents with igniting his passion for politics and public service. Politics was something always discussed at home, and he remembers vividly watching the 1992 election. As a teenager, he was already leafleting for the Labour Party at elections. Although he has been a Councillor for twelve years now, he admits he is always striving to do more for the communities he serves.
  3. He wants to put Hounslow on the map. Cllr Bruce is committed to making Hounslow a ‘destination borough’ that people want to live, work and study. He is really proud to have grown up in Hounslow and he wants other residents to have that same sense of pride. In a nutshell, his long-term goal is make ‘Hounslow’ synonymous with ‘west London’. 
  4. His Park Run personal best is 19 minutes 43 seconds. One of his favourite things to do is take part in Park Run at Osterley Park every Saturday morning. He is a firm believer that Hounslow’s vast array of parks is what makes the borough so special. He loves ‘hidden gems’ like Bedfont Lakes.
  5. He has three children – including a pair of twins! He is extremely proud of his seven-year-old girl and his four-year-old identical twin girls. Cllr Bruce took shared parental leave with his wife and believes the UK should follow in the footsteps of Scandinavia  – where shared parental leave is commonplace. 
     
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