Steve has been a Pinner resident since birth. For thirty-five years he was a business consultant working globally for some of the largest enterprises in the world. He has been a member of his local Ward Committee, which he joined in 1986, but due to his busy work schedule and long periods away he was unable to take up an active political involvement until he retired. He was selected to stand as a Councillor for Pinner Ward in 2010 and has been successful in that and subsequent elections since.
Steve’s desire to be a Councillor arose through the need to help local residents and businesses with their council issues and ‘give back’ his time and experience to the community. He believes through his extensive business experience he is able to bring business acumen, logic and in depth analysis to recommendations for change, helping bring improvement and efficiency to council services.
Steve is currently the Shadow Portfolio Holder for Major Contracts & Property. He is a dedicated committee member, serving on the Licensing & General Purposes Committee as well as the Licensing Panel. He enjoys the challenge these roles provide, particularly O&S as it enables an involvement in helping make constructive improvements and helping to strengthen Council policy.
During his time on the Council, Cllr Wright has worked on various local campaigns including the regeneration of Pinner retail and commercial area through redeveloping parking in central Pinner, putting forward a 3,000+ signature petition to reduce Pinner parking charges and helping residents air their concerns over plans for Bedford House. Of particular interest to Cllr Wright was his involvement in Pinner Wood School’s campaign to be included in a Mayor of London’s energy efficiency ‘Re:Fit’ programme. Steve believes in serving the residents of Pinner, tries to respond to resident enquiries within 24 hours, and where possible to give residents a voice within the Council.
He has a keen interest in 20th Century history, and has written two books, the first about his uncle’s involvement in the trenches of World War 1, and the second about an uncle who was killed in the Battle of the Atlantic, both of which are in the Reference Library of the Imperial War Museum.