My main base for politics in Sunderland has been St Michael’s ward, where I have lived for over 60 years.
During that time I have been the ward secretary, chairman and currently Councillor since 2014. However I also had four very enjoyable years as Councillor for St Chad’s ward from 2007-2011. In addition I was an Association Chairman for the old Sunderland South constituency.
Housing has been my main interest over the years having worked in that profession since the late 1960s. Away from local politics my main interest is football, having supported Sunderland since the 1959/60 season and I still attend all home matches.