Hello, I’m standing in the RBWM elections 2019 as a West Windsor Residents Association (WWRA) candidate in the Clewer & Dedworth West Ward.
I grew up in Yorkshire, dad was a policeman and mum was a school secretary and local councillor. I settled in Windsor over 20 years ago when I met my wife and we married at The Guildhall in 2000. We have two grown up children and a couple of dogs.
I’ve been running my own sales & marketing business for most of this time. A past Chairman of East Berkshire Federation of Small Businesses, I’m currently Vice Chairman of WWRA and Junior Vice President of Windsor & Eton Rotary Club.
I love Windsor so much that I created a blog by the same name. Writing about a variety of topics of local interest, one story that grabbed my attention a few years ago was around the £480,000 of SIC funding allocated to Holyport College. This resulted in over 1000+ signatures on a petition to request the council to account for its decision, sparking my interest in local politics.
It felt good being part of the campaign, joining with the community, people coming together for the common good and challenging those in public office to be more accountable for their actions.
Within Rotary I champion the Youth Speaks competition, which sees young people compete for their school in a public speaking competition that could see them win through to the national finals. This year Eton College kindly hosted the event. Being able to communicate is as important as qualifications in the real world and helping our young people get the best start in life is important to me.
There are a number of election campaign points we have come up with and I will share them over the next few weeks, I just wanted to say hi and give you more of an insight into who I am.
I’m looking forward to seeing a council made up of people with different political beliefs, working together for the common good, if you are kind enough to give me one of your votes on May 2nd.