Flick Rea was first elected to represent Fortune Green in 1986 and has been a Councillor ever since. She was leader of Camden's Liberal Democrat Group until 2005 and cabinet member for Culture and Sport from 2006-2010. She is former Chair of the Local Government Association’s Culture, Tourism and Sports Board and a member of the London Arts Council, and has been a member of Camden's planning committee for 30 years.
Flick is passionate about West Hampstead where she has lived for 50 years and brought up her children who attended local schools. She is currently a Governor of Emmanuel School and is a founding member of a number of local organisations: the Jester Festival, WHAT, the Neighbourhood Development Forum, Friends of Fortune Green, Hampstead Cemetery, and Friends of West Hampstead Library (which she has fought to keep open for the last 20 years).