I am the Leader of the Sunderland Conservatives and a Councillor for Barnes Ward.
At present, I am also Chairman of the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Conservatives Area Management Executive.
I was Association Chairman between 2019 and 2021, stepping down after my successful bid to become Area Chairman. Prior to this I was also Deputy Chairman (Political) between 2017 and 2019.
In 2018 I was elected councillor for Barnes Ward. I was Press Officer for the party in 2018-19, during which time our campaigns featured in the New Statesman and the Sun, among others. I was Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group on the Council in 2019-20.
My professional background is in education and research. I currently work as a researcher within the higher education sector and I have previously taught at two universities in the North East.