Paul grew up just outside Ipswich but has lived and worked in the town for the last thirty years. It is a great place to live, being just an hour from London and having a vibrant waterfront area. Paul was elected as the County Councillor for the Bixley Division in a by-election in May 2016.
Paul first joined the Conservative Party because he believes in helping people achieve their ambitions by creating the environment to allow people to thrive in their personal life and career. Improved health and economic wellbeing go hand in hand.
When it comes to Ipswich, the balancing act between providing more homes for a growing population whilst services can keep up with the growth is a difficult one. However, Paul is committed to supporting improved infrastructure for all forms of transport such as overhauling the Copdock Interchange and making sure the bus and rail terminal in the town centre work in a joined-up way together.
Paul is just as committed to seeing improved services for mental health and wellbeing, something that is even more important now given the experiences of many people during the COVID lockdowns.