I was first elected on to Derbyshire County Council in 2005, representing the Breadsall/West Hallam ward which includes Little Eaton, Breadsall, Morley, Stanley, Stanley Common, West Hallam, Dale Abbey and a small piece of Kirk Hallam. When we took control in 2009 I was asked to take on the position of Cabinet Member for Communities, half way through the 4 year term Public Health came back in into local authority control and my cabinet post name was changed to Cabinet Member for Public Health and Communities. When we lost control in 2013 I then served on a Scrutiny Panel, Standards Committee but also acting as shadow cabinet member for Public Health & Communities. Back in control in 2017 I was once again asked to take on the role of Cabinet Member for Public Health & Communites
I also represent West Hallam, Stanley Common, Dale Abbey at Erewash Borough Council where I hold the position of Leader and just to make sure I remain very local I continue to serve on West Hallam Parish Council and am the present chairman. Not much time for hobbies but a long time season ticket holder at Derby County.