County Councillor for Chichester North
■ I have lived in Chichester for 38 years, and in Chichester North for nearly 32 years.
■ I am married to Gill, a Cicestrian, and we have two grown up daughters. We also have two dogs, one of which came from a rescue home.
■ I have been actively involved in the community for a number of years. Before I was a County Councillor I was Chairman of my local Residents’ Association.
■ For most of my working life I was involved in the steel stockholding business, running a plant in Lavant for 17 years, before relocating to Chichester.
■ Elected in 2013, I have served as Cabinet Member for education, where in early 2015 I started our campaign for fairer funding for our schools.
■ I am currently the Cabinet Member for finance and I believe that my business experience is invaluable in this role.
■ Over the last four years I have actively supported all the Parish Councils in my Division, as well as supporting individual residents when necessary.
■ I have also supported my communities in opposing inappropriate development.