I was born and educated locally, and have represented the Gartree Division (Kibworth, Glen & parts of Billesdon Wards) since 2001, and since May 2017 also represent the Tugby & Keythorpe Parish. I have had a number of Cabinet and Scrutiny roles and am currently the Chairman of the Health Overview & Scrutiny Committee. I am also the chairman of Kibworth Harcourt Parish Council.
Over the years, I have campaigned on various topics including chairing the CASCET campaign group to stop the Pennbury eco-town of 15,000 houses north of Great Glen back in 2009, that was supported by both Sir Alan Duncan, then MP for Rutland & Melton, and Sir Edward Garnier QC, then MP for Harborough. Currently, I am supporting the “Build a Bypass” campaign to see an A6 bypass for the Kibworths planned and built, and have the support of Neil O’Brien MP who is lobbying Department for Transport ministers to re-trunk the A6, which could release Major Road Network money without the necessity of housing developer funding.
I maintain my own councillor website http://gartree.yourcllr.com/ which includes details of the many other activities with which I am involved.