I am a Councillor on North Tyneside Council and represent the Whitley Bay Ward.
I have been a Council Member in Local Government since 1981. I have been a member of numerous School Governors, outside bodies and Charitable Trusts.
My involvement in the NHS started in 1981 when I chaired the Community Health Council (CHC) in North Tyneside and Regionally for 8 years.
My main interests at the moment are as Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board on North Tyneside Council. I serve on various Health Boards and hope I give a perspective of the users to the services.
Apart from many years of service in Local Government I have for the past 30 years chaired the Board of the Rising Sun Farm Trust Ltd. This is a charitable trust which runs a small community farm, it has a Day Care Centre for people with learning difficulties in Wallsend who engage in growing vegetables and small animinal care.