I was fortunate enough to be born and raised in the beautiful county of Devon and educated in Somerset. I subsequently attended the University of Birmingham, where I graduated with a First Class degree in Political Science. I now live in wonderful Essex, with my wife Hannah.
I currently work for South Western Railway, and have an unstinting belief in the power of transport to boost economic growth, drive social mobility and transform lives. Prior to moving into the rail industry I worked in policing, which equipped me with an understanding of how our streets can be made safer and more secure.
I also have extensive professional experience of politics, having worked for a former Devon Member of Parliament, and the Conservative group on the London Assembly.
I was deeply honoured to be selected to fight the December 2019 General Election as the Conservative candidate for Mitcham and Morden. I was proud to increase the Conservative share of the vote – against the trend in London, reduce Labour’s majority by 5,000 and secure the biggest swing to the Conservatives since 1983.
In April 2019 I was selected as a London Assembly candidate, being placed at number six on the Conservatives’ London-wide list. I was proud to be part of the team of candidates who took the fight to Sadiq Khan and ultimately helped to increase the number of Conservative Assembly Members at City Hall.
Outside of work and politics, I am passionate about tackling educational disadvantage and have thoroughly enjoyed being a primary school governor for three years. I am also a proud volunteer for Nacoa - the National Association for Children of Alcoholics.