Contact Details

5 Epping Close, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 8UX


Telephone: (0161) 330 0691


Mobile: 07747 865633




Tameside MBC Positions 2009/10


  • Opposition Spokesman for Coordination Services
  • Chairman, Personal & Health Services Scrutiny Panel
  • Overview (Audit) Panel
  • Community Safety Panel

Outside Areas of Responsibility 2009/10


  • Ashton-under-Lyne District Assembly
  • Pennine Care (Mental Health) NHS Trust Joint Scrutiny Panel
  • Standing Advisory Committee for Religious Education (SACRE)

Political Career


  • Elected Member of Tameside MBC for Ashton Hurst 2004-present day
  • Re-elected in 2008 for a term of four years

Personal Details


  • Married with two children, a son and a daughter.
  • A Justice of the Peace since 1989, and currently Chairman of the Bench Training and Development Committee of the Tameside PSD. 
  • School Governor at Broadoak Primary School.
  • A retired ambulance officer – 27 years with the Greater Manchester Ambulance Service.
  • Medical adviser to the film and television industry. 
  • Church Warden at St. John the Evangelist (Hurst), and Chairman of the Finance and Fabric Committee.
  • Deputy Chairman of the Parochial Church Council, and Acting Chairman of the Social and Fund Raising Committee.
  • Member of Ashton Lacrosse Club since 1957, and currently a referee.
  • Educated at Hurst Methodist School, Audenshaw Grammar School & Salford University.
  • B.Sc.(Hons) degree in Health Care & Welfare.