I am a local resident who has lived in the ward for many years. I went to Dorcan school and married my wife Barbara, also a former Dorcan school pupil. I have been a Governor for The Chalet school, Liden and also Covingham Park Primary & Nythe Primary schools. I was first elected on to Swindon Borough Council in 2008 and again in 2014. I am also the Chair of the Nythe, Eldene, Liden Parish Council.