I moved here with my wife Pauline in 1984 for employment opportunities and we identified Earley as a great place to live with good facilities and a friendly community. Until the pandemic we commuted from here to work in opposite directions along the M4.
A scientist by background, I have a PhD in Chemistry and carried out post-doctoral research at Oxford University. Throughout my career I have worked for companies providing scientific and engineering consultancy.
An active member of the Earley community, I have been knocking on doors, listening to your views and helping people resolve issues for many years. Until 2019 I was the Leader of Earley Town Council and a member of the Executive at Wokingham Borough Council.
I am proud of the record of the Conservative Group when we controlled the Town Council where we kept Council Tax low while expanding services and facilities, including building the new Sol Joel pavilion and reinvigorating the Silverdale Centre.
As Executive Member for Children’s Services I championed providing the best facilities for local schools and the new science block at Maiden Erlegh School opened. As Executive Member for Environment, Sport and Leisure and being passionate about reducing landfill waste, plastics were added to black box recycling and separate food waste collections introduced. I also initiated the project to build the new Bulmershe Leisure Centre.
I am seeking your support in the election so I can champion our local area and represent you effectively on the Borough Council, helping keep Earley a great place to live and do business.