I was elected as a Fylde councillor for Ansdell in 2011 after 22 years as Headteacher of Ansdell Primary School. I have worked tirelessly to improve the facilities and infrastructure of the village, including the delivery of over £500,000 of improvements to Woodlands Road and funding for sea defence improvements in Granny’s Bay. I am Honorary Chairman of Friends of Ansdell Library, campaigning successfully to keep Ansdell Library open, and have helped to organise Ansdell Lights, worked with Friends of Lansdowne Road Park and am a member of the Ansdell Heritage Trail Group. I am Vice Chair of Fylde Council Planning Committee and sit on the Finance and Democracy Committee. I am a member of St Paul’s Church, the National Trust, a supporter of Blackpool FC and enjoy singing, swimming and cycling. I am married to Sheila and my two daughters attended Ansdell Primary and Lytham St Anne’s High School.