I moved into Beverley Ward in early 2001, and became a local party activist shortly thereafter. Following some 40 years in the City, I worked in the charity sector locally for 4 years and for most of that time was also busy on the parents’ association committee at Surbiton High, the final 2 years as Treasurer. I was selected in 2006 as a candidate for Canbury, where we fought a tough campaign. In 2008 I became semi-retired; my increased spare time has enabled me to deepen my party activity. Aided by my wife and our 11 year old daughter, I have delivered and canvassed in Beverley, St James and Old Malden as well as being a teller and a Regional Conference Representative.
However, this does not satisfy the passion I have to making a difference in my community. Like most family men, I am naturally concerned about education, local policing, housing, transport and environmental matters. I want to keep these things safe in our party’s hands. If elected, I would develop these interests and also ensure the best possible representation of our older and less advantaged electors.
I am honoured to have been selected to follow in the steps of Don Jordan and look forward to working with Derek Osbourne and Simon James. Hard work and commitment are my watchwords. If elected I will look to provide the dedicated and strong representation to which Beverley Ward is entitled.