Cllr Mike Pickett
Mike Pickett was re-elected for Southgate in May 2019. He had to leave the Council in May 2022 having suffered severe ill-health which made him unable to perform his duties to his satisfaction.
Mike Pickett is Councillor for Southgate since winning a by-election in 2014 and getting re-elected in May 2016.
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.