Born in Scarborough and brought up in Fangfoss. I moved to Beverley in June 1976. I was an East Riding of Yorkshire Conservative Councillor since 2011 and was re-elected in May 2015 where I represent the Minster and Woodmansey Ward. I am now an East Riding of Yorkshire Council Independent Councillor.
On Beverley Town Council I am on the Policy and Grants Committees.