Party: Liberal Democrats
Division: Staveley North and Whittington
District: Chesterfield Borough Council
Derbyshire County Council
Bus. phone: 01246 453095
I left Edwin Swale School in Chesterfield with qualifications in English Literature, Biology, Rural Science and Social Studies. Upon leaving school, I went on to become a skills craftsman, after completing a Moulder and Core maker apprenticeship at Staveley Works. I became a foundry pattern shop technician and progressed by undertaking a Bridging Course towards a HNC qualification. I also have a nationally recognised Bronze Medallion as a qualified pool lifeguard.
I was a President for St John’s Ambulance, where I previously volunteered for the charity for over 18 years. During this time I gained a FAW, First Aid at Work Award, which allowed me to treat individuals at local events. I have also undertaken a 7303 teaching qualification which allowed me to become a divisional first aid trainer.
I have a variety of hobbies and interests, including the study of local history in Whittington and the restoration of grandfather clocks, however I am no longer able to actively pursue this due to a deterioration in my health. I also hold a blue belt in Wad?-ry? karate. I previously played the drums in a local band, which released an album in 1980, and this is something that I have continued to hold an interest in ever since.
Reasons for becoming a Councillor
I became a Councillor as I have a great passion for helping with local community issues, to help improve the area and make it a better place for everyone.
Telephone – 01246 453095