Cllr John Wheeler was elected as the Councillor for Wootton Ward at the May 2015 Borough Council election. He is heavily involved with community life in the village as a parish councillor of over 15 years experience, a Governor of both Wootton Lower School and Wootton Upper School, a member of 3 village charities and a regular visitor to the village's churches.
On the Borough Council, John sits on the Children’s Service Committee and he is a member of St John’s Hospital Trust.
Outside of the Council, John worked in advertising sales and marketing in Bedford, London, Europe and the USA. He has a keen interest in sport, having played rugby for Bedford Athletic RUFC for 20 years and helped run the Bedfordshire Junior Lawn Tennis Association. He is very keen on motor racing, especially Formula 1.