I was born and raised in Worcestershire and have and worked in several areas of the country before settling down in Bishop's Cleeve with my wife and infant son; moving from Cheltenham in 2019.
I was first elected in 2017 onto Cheltenham Borough Council before joining the Cabinet a year later, helping steer the town through the Covid crisis while helping set-up and run the Covid Group in Bishop's Cleeve.
I was fortunate enough to be able to stand as the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Tewkesbury constituency in the 2019 General Election, taking us back into second place as the clear challenge to the Conservative domination of the area.
I also stood in the County County elections in 2021 and won the Bishop's Cleeve division; overtaking a huge Conservative majority to win with 53% of the vote.
We need representatives at all levels of government that will work hard for their areas all year round, not just at election time.