I was born in Scotland and came to live in Leeds in 1992. I have been on Leeds City Council since 1999. I am married to Cllr. Caroline Anderson and we live in the Ward, in Cookridge.

I have a number of interests on the Council – planning, the environment, housing, highways;  I am currently involved with 2 Neighbourhood Plan Groups in the Ward – Pool and Adel. My interests outside of the Council are supporting Hibernian FC, supporting Yorkshire County Cricket and Leeds Rhinos; I also enjoy classical music and films.