Chris has lived in Crawley since 1974. Married to Sue, he has four grown-up children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Before retiring Chris worked as an engineer for BT and was an official in the Communication Workers Union.
He was first elected onto Crawley Borough Council in 1983 and since that time he has served the town as Mayor, a cabinet member and as the chair of several committees. In addition, Chris has previously served the area as a county councillor, school governor at Gossops Green Primary and West Sussex LINk member. Re-joining the council after a few years off in 2012, he is now the Cabinet Member for Wellbeing, with responsibility at Crawley Borough Council for Leisure, Culture and Health.
Chris’s proudest achievements on the council have been helping to deliver the Hawth and K2, having kicked off the latter as portfolio-holder at the time.
Chris is proud to have represented Gossops Green over the years, of the improvements which have been achieved in that time and the improvements he’s working to secure for the next few years.
Here's a video from Chris talking about being a Councillor for Gossops Green.