I am married to Linda and we have two grown up children, and two granddaughters. Having lived and worked in Southwold all my life, I believe I have a strong sense of what people want from the place where they live, work and play.
Born in Bury St Edmunds, I lived in Stowmarket until I married and moved to Lowestoft, which has now been my home town for 35 years. After leaving school I joined the Merchant Navy, qualifying as a Deck Officer, which brought me great opportunities for travel.
I live in my Division and I am very much a Lowestoft man, spending much of my working life as a mechanic, MOT tester, and long-distance truck driver. Being interested in promoting the concerns and interests of local people, I successfully stood for election to the Suffolk County Council in May 2017.
I was born and raised in Lowestoft and the surrounding area; my family have lived here for many generations. I was elected to Suffolk County Council as the Member for Pakefield in May 2017. My division encompasses both Pakefield and Carlton Colville.
I have been a County Councillor since 2006 and was Leader of the Council from May 2015 to May 2018. I have previously served as the Cabinet Member for Finance and for Adult Social Care. Away from politics, I run a consultancy in land and planning and I’m a third-generation builder.
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