I am a member of the following Party:-
|18/04/19||Council (7.00pm) - 18 April 2019|
|4/04/19||Cabinet - 4 April 2019||Deputy Leader and Resources Portfolio|
|7/03/19||Cabinet - 7 March 2019||Deputy Leader and Resources Portfolio|
|26/02/19||Council (7.00pm) - 26 February 2019|
|7/02/19||Cabinet - 7 February 2019||Deputy Leader and Resources Portfolio|
|29/01/19||Council (7.00pm) - 29 January 2019|
|17/01/19||Cabinet (6.30pm) - 17 January 2019||Deputy Leader and Resources Portfolio|
|3/01/19||Cabinet (6.30pm) - 3 January 2019||Deputy Leader and Resources Portfolio|
|6/12/18||Cabinet (6.30pm) - 6 December 2018||Deputy Leader and Resources Portfolio|
|20/11/18||Council (7.00pm) - 20 November 2018|
|1/11/18||Cabinet (6.30pm) - 1 November 2018||Deputy Leader and Resources Portfolio|
|4/10/18||Cabinet (6.30pm) - 4 October 2018||Deputy Leader and Resources Portfolio|
|18/09/18||Council (7.00pm) - 18 September 2018|
|30/08/18||Cabinet (6.30pm) - 30 August 2018||Deputy Leader and Resources Portfolio|
|2/08/18||Cabinet (6.30pm) - 2 August 2018||Deputy Leader and Resources Portfolio|
|24/07/18||Council (7.00pm) - 24 July 2018|
|5/07/18||Cabinet (6.30pm) - 5 July 2018||Deputy Leader and Resources Portfolio|
|31/05/18||Cabinet (6.30pm) - 31 May 2018||Deputy Leader and Resources Portfolio|
|21/05/18||Council (Appointments) (7.00pm) - 21 May 2018|
|12/05/18||Council (Mayor Making) (10.30am) - 12 May 2018|
I was born in Stone, educated at Trentham Junior school and Longton High School in Stoke on Trent. I served a 5 year student apprenticeship with English Electric and Beaconside Stafford leaving with a first in Electro-Mechanical engineering. After 3 more years as a Production Engineer I left to work as an Engineer Surveyor for a Manchester Engineering Insurance company, a subsidiary of Sun Alliance. I became a chartered engineer (MIMechE) and worked steadily through the ranks leaving as Operations Manager.
I was first elected to Stafford BC in February 2002 and re-elected in 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019. I have been the Cabinet Member for Leisure from 2003 until 2019 when I became Cabinet Member for Resources. I am also Deputy Leader of the Council.
For many years I was a keen athlete competing for Staffordshire in the national school championships and I ran the first London Marathon. I retain my membership of Newcastle Staffs Athletic Club and the North Staffs Road Runners Association for which I was statistician through the 1980s.
I am a keen gardener and on the committee of my local horticultural show. I am also interested in vintage machinery, mainly agricultural and railways, being a member and volunteer of several preservation groups.
I represent the council on Sport Stafford Borough, Stafford Narrow Gauge Railway Society and the Horticultural Show Committee. I am also a Parish Councillor for High Offley.
I hold surgeries at your place or mine by appointment.