My wife and I have lived in Stowmarket since 1991. Following redundancy from Mid Suffolk District Council, where I had worked for almost 24 years, I took early retirement.
I have been privileged to serve as a Stowmarket Town Councillor since 2014, as Mid Suffolk District Councillor from 2015-2019, and as a County Councillor since 2017. In May 2019, I was appointed as the Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Housing and Enterprise at Suffolk County Council.
I have always stood as a candidate who wants to represent the people in my community and to be able to make things happen in the area. Being a Councillor at all three tiers of local government means that I can be a single point of contact for residents to resolve their issues.
As the town of Stowmarket grows, the new housing puts additional pressures on local services, roads, the schools, doctors and dentists’ surgeries, jobs etc. I am committed to ensuring that the relevant support is provided to ensure the needs of my community are put first.
Apart from my Council responsibilities, I am a Trustee of the Mid Suffolk Citizens Advice and a member of the Friends of Pikes Meadow committee.
I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 01449 774297 or 07743 033243