I was born in the constituency I'm standing in. I went to the local schools, my parents ran a local shop and I have deep roots in my community.
I worked in local government for 14 years where I became a union activist then branch steward. My passion for labour movement politics grew and naturally I joined the Labour Party. I left local government to pursue a career as a trade union official working for UNISON.
At home I am a husband, father (and dog owner!) Outside of labour movement politics, I enjoy reading and cult movies.
We're a people-powered movement.
Be a part of it.