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.