I am 49 years old and am married to Caroline. We live in Cookridge. I am a keen follower of Hibernian FC (Hibs) and I am also a member of Yorkshire County Cricket Club. I enjoy playing golf, listening to classical music and watching sport.
I was first elected to Leeds City Council in 1999 for what was then the Cookridge Ward. After boundary reorganisations in 2004 I was elected to what is now the Adel & Wharfedale Ward.
I was also elected as President of the Leeds Caledonian Society in April this year and I am very proud to carry out this role.