John Cope elected Elmbridge Conservative leader

Local Conservatives have elected a young, dynamic new leader to win back control of Elmbridge Council.

Councillor John Cope was the overwhelming choice of his colleagues to succeed the outgoing James Browne, and brings a wealth of campaigning experience. His CV includes...

  • Director of a major education charity
  • Past National Chairman of LGBT+ Conservatives
  • Worked on the Conservatives' 2015 general election-winning team
  • Adviser to several former education ministers, including Nicky Morgan and David Willetts

John represents a fresh face and renewed purpose for the group as we rebuild from the pandemic, tackle challenges like climate change and housing, and transform our council services. Watch the video to hear more from John.