My wife and I have lived in Aylsham for the past 25 years and have two married daughters. I have been a District Councillor for Aylsham since 2004 and a County Councillor from 2007 to 2021. At the County I was a Cabinet member and also Deputy Leader. Being on both councils gives me an overview which makes it easier to deal with any problems occurring in Aylsham. My particular interests and concerns are in health and education. Before becoming a councillor, I was a research scientist working in the UK and overseas, a university lecturer and a local science teacher. For recreation I play table tennis in the Aylsham club and I swim whenever I can. My first novel, a thriller called the Research Man, has just been published.