Michael Payne is a County Councillor for Tonbridge.
In 2019 he retired as Chairman of the Tonbridge, Edenbridge & Malling Conservative Association.
Michael is proud to call himself a man of Kent and has always lived in the county. He has a strong belief in service for the community, whether as Chairman of Tonbridge and Malling Conservative Association or as a former Tonbridge Grammar School PTA Treasurer. In the past he has also served on Tunbridge Wells Borough Council and was both a Director and Treasurer of the National Association of Goldsmiths for six years.
He sees the role of councillor as acting as a voice for Tonbridge within Kent, by consulting and listening to residents in order to take informed decisions, as well as helping to steer strategic priorities.
Apart from his political interests Michael has had a business career spanning thirty five years running his own business in retail and establishing another in agriculture. Michael is married to Ann and has two children. His hobbies include walking and local history.
Michael says, “As a resident of Kent for my whole life I believe that it is an honour to have been selected as one of the two Conservative candidates for Tonbridge”.