Melvyn Caplan, Westminster City Councillor (Little Venice)

Melvyn Caplan, 52 was first elected to Westminster City Council in 1990, and is one of three Conservative Party councillors representing the ward of Little Venice. He has lived in the area for over 20 years.

Melvyn is currently the Cabinet member for customer services and transformation and chief whip of the Conservative group on the council.  He was the cabinet member for finance and resources from 2008-11.  He is also the chairman of westco which is the council's trading company.

 He was leader of the council from 1995 to 2000 and previously served as chairman of the audit and performance committee as well as chairing the housing and contracts committees.

 He cares passionately about the area and has been able to help many local residents over the years. Melvyn believes that good local councillors can make a major difference in preserving and enhancing the area that we live in.

 He is a Governor of Paddington academy and also serves on the Little Venice neighbourhood police committee.

Melvyn has just retired from IBM where he worked for almost 25 years as a Sales Director. In his spare time, he is a keen sportsman and enjoys football and tennis as well as belonging to a local gym.

 Melvyn is an Economics graduate and is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.