About Me

Born and bred in the Garden of England, I left my small home village at the age of 20 to join the Royal Air Force. I trained as an Electronics Technician, and served for 10 years, mainly in the UK, but I did do a six-month tour in the Falkland Islands.

I left the Royal Air Force at the age of 30 as my military career was not going anywhere, but have used my military background as the basis for the civilian career that has followed. I still work in the defence industry to this day. I moved to Wiltshire in June 2001 and lived in Chippenham from then until I moved to Calne in 2014.

I have always been interested in politics, and take note of what our politicians get up to. I have always voted, and I strongly believe that you should always be able to get your voice heard. I had been in regular contact with Cllr Ian Thorn about several issues in the town over recent years and in February 2022 I was asked by Cllr Thorn if I would like to stand to fill one of the two posts that had become vacant after the councillors elected at the previous elections, had retired.

To be honest, this was a role, that I had never actually even considered before. Still, after careful consideration and several conversations with other councillors, I agreed to stand, but so did 10 other people.  I was lucky and successfully co-opted into Calne Town Council Central Ward on the 26th of March 2022.

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