Scrutinising themselves….

Having just attended my first Council meeting as a Member of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council all I can say is that the rumours, sadly, are all true.  A Conservative cabinet scrutinised by Conservative-chaired scrutiny panels with other committees and panels stuffed full of Conservatives and Tory-friendly ‘independents’.  I had put myself forward to join a…

How we came to the Moorlands…

So how did this Leicester lad end up in Leek in the beautiful Staffordshire Moorlands? The route was not a simple one and took in university in Manchester and then Sheffield before a number of years living and working in the east end of London. It was in London where I married my wife Deborah…

Leek North By-Election Victory

I’d just like to use the first post on my new website to thank all of those who helped during my successful campaign in Leek North. The result may have been so different without it and I am very grateful.  I am already into my work and I am looking forward to having a real…