I am Leader of the Sunderland Conservatives and a councillor for Barnes Ward on Sunderland City Council.
First elected in 2018, I have also been the Group's Press Officer (2018-19) and Deputy Leader (2019-20).
As a councillor, I sit on the Council's Scrutiny Co-ordinating Committee, the North East Combined Authority Audit and Standards Committee, and the Local Government Association's Children and Young People Board.
Within the Conservative Party, I am also Chairman of the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Conservatives Area Management Executive.
I was Association Chairman in Sunderland between 2019 and 2021 and Deputy Chairman (Political) between 2017 and 2019.
Outside of politics, I am a university academic. My professional background is in educational, political and social research and I have taught at several North East universities.
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