I arrived in Sheffield in the early 1960’s to join the family engineering company, which I ran until going self employed as an electrical/electronics engineer. I joined the Hallam Young Conservatives soon after coming to Sheffield and was a member and Vice Chairman for around 10 years. In 2001 I became a member of the Sheffield Conservative Association responsible for photographs, and printing and distributing leaflets. More recently I became a member of the Heatherfield Conservative Club and am also their President. I also produce their newsletter. Married with three grown up daughters and seven grandchildren and have lived in Whirlow for over 20 years.
I was born and bred in Sheffield and have lived here all my life. I have been Chair of Sheffield Conservatives since 2019, soon after retiring as a dental surgeon after forty- four years in general practice. I was also a part time honorary clinical teacher at Sheffield University. I like to encourage others and help them recognise their potential.
I grew up in Sheffield, but have lived for extended periods in the South-East and in Scotland. I have stood for local council election a number of times and am very glad to represent the Sheffield Conservatives as the Deputy Chair - Political.
I was born and brought up in Wirral, Cheshire but moved to Sheffield to attend what was then Sheffield Polytechnic. Following completion of my course, I worked for ten years in the private sector working in small and large businesses in marketing and publicity.After this I decided to re-train and teach business related subjects in Further Education. In my 30-year career in Further Education I progressed through from lecturing, course leadership, Head of Department, Curriculum Management and finally Assistant Principal - a role I held for four years before retirement. Retirement has provided me with the opportunity to develop my interests further - mainly property development and interior design, however, I’m also keen to get involved with working for local communities and council work provides an excellent opportunity for me to do this.
I work as a legal apprentice for a law firm in Sheffield City Centre and Chair Sheffield Young Conservatives, which I set up. I have volunteered at my local library and charity shop and am an FA Qualified Football Coach. I have been a member of the Conservatives since I was 16. As someone who lives, works and commutes regularly within Sheffield, I have seen both the challenges which our city faces and the opportunities. I was elected as a Councillor for Stocksbridge and Upper Don on 7 May 2021 and will deliver for local people - helping to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, improving connectivity and investing in our High Streets. With my election Sheffield now has an alternative voice willing to properly scrutinise decisions made by the Council.
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