I am the President of Sunderland Conservatives.
I am a long-standing city councillor, currently representing St. Michael's ward where I live. I am married with a son and daughter. I am an economics graduate and a retired head of department from a college of further and higher education in the region. I am also a former Leader of the Council Group and former Shadow Cabinet Member for the Office of Cabinet Secretary. I am a governor of St. Aidan's school and chair the board of Compass Community Transport.