Mike Pickett was elected to the Borough Council for Southgate in 2014 following a by-election. Having already done a lot of good work for Southgate he will be standing for re-election in Southgate in May 2015.
Overseas agricultural development worker in India and Bangladesh
Field officer working with refugees during the wars in Vietnam and Cambodia
Worked in Pakistan (Kashmir)
Advocate for unpopular causes for over 20 years with the UK's largest Legal Aid charity taking early retirement from the position of Director of Operations
And in Crawley (Southgate):
- Founding chairman of Southgate Community Forum
- Founding chairman Southgate Conservation Area Advisory Committee
- Previously governor at St Wilfrid's School
- Previously vice-chair Crawley Citizens' Advice Bureau
Lived in Southgate over 30 years with a strong and active interest in reducing crime/anti-social behaviour, elimination of poverty, the built environment and the regeneration of Crawley town centre.