Party Representation History
|Conservative||Thu 5 May 2005||
Division Representation History
|Cheshunt Central||Thu 5 May 2005||
Current Committee Memberships
Past Committee Memberships
Current Outside Body Appointments
Not a current member of any Outside Body.
Past Outside Body Appointments
Not a past member of any Outside Body.
Personal Register of Interests
My front-line role
I am the Conservative County Councillor for Cheshunt Central division. The ‘Your Community’ section provides local service information, news, events, and contacts about the area.
I represent the interests of around 20,000 residents in my division. I work with local Borough Councillors as well as our local MP Charles Walker.
As is the case with every County Councillor, I have a locality budget to spend on community projects in the division. Follow the links for more details of the scheme and details of applications I have previously agreed and declined.
My County Council responsibilities
I am Chairman of the Standards Committee and also currently serve on the Health & Adult Care Cabinet Panel
Previous roles have included
Vice-Chairman of the County Council
Deputy Executive Member and Chairman of the Libraries & Culture Cabinet Panel
Deputy Executive Member and Chairman of the Adult Care & Health Cabinet Panel
Deputy Executive Member for Children’s Services
Hertfordshire Children’s Trust Partnership member
Visiting Children’s Homes Panel
Trustee of the Crouchfield Trust
Governor of the HPFT (Herts Partnership Foundation Trust)
Joint Health Commissioner for HCC
Roles on outside bodies
Arlesdene Children’s Centre Governor
Trustee of Cheshunt Extended Schools Consortium
Personal, professional and political details
After completing an apprenticeship in electronic engineering I came to Cheshunt to manage an electrical dealership at the age of twenty. After 5 years working for this company I started my own business in and around the Broxbourne area dealing in TV and radio equipment - plus servicing them. I opened 3 shops, a TV rental business and a TV/Video workshop. I traded for 35 years and became well know in the area for the excellent service I offered our customers. Just over six years ago at the age of 59, having been a life long Conservative I was approached by the local party to stand for the Cheshunt Central seat. Soon I was asked to take on extra responsibility in my county councillor’s role and made the decision to close my business down to allow me to concentrate more time on this job.
I was born in the East End of London but have lived and worked in the Broxbourne area for 45 years. I have been married for 44 years and have two grown up sons who were born in Cheshunt and attended local schools. I now have twin 8 year old granddaughters who live in Broxbourne and attend the same school their father and uncle did. My hobbies include classic cars, computing and video film making. My video presentations include lots of local events, many of which can be viewed on my You Tube channel! I am still involved in the running of a technicians help group.