I was elected as County Council Member for Stanway and Pyefleet Division in May 2005.  In 2009 I was elected as the County Council Member for Mersea and Tiptree. I sit on the Cabinet as the Member for Communities and Planning.

As Cabinet Member for Communities and Planning I  am involved with:

  • Developing policy on more local working;
  • Community Strategy and Local Area Agreements;
  • Community Safety;
  • Emergency Planning;
  • Relations with Police and Fire Authorities;
  • Relations with District and Borough Councils including LSAs.

I am also the Member for West Mersea for Colchester Borough Council and the Chairman of the Local Development Framework Committee.