I have lived in Crawley for more than half my adult life - 26 years - twelve of them on Maidenbower. I moved here to work at what was then Rediffusion on Manor Royal. I now work in the City as a Business Systems Analyst. I believe in hard work and effort to achieve what you want in life. But I also believe a fair chance to succeed should be available to all. That's what makes me a Labour supporter. I don't believe any other party is as committed to ensuring everyone has a fair chance to achieve.
Candidate Profile - Tilgate
I am your Labour Party candidate for the Borough Council elections on 7th May.
A little about me
I'm originally from Manchester but lived for several years in Brighton while I studied for a degree. I moved to Crawley in 1987 and have lived here continuously since then. I worked at was Rediffusion - now Thales - on Manor Royal for several years but now work in IT in the financial industry in Canary Wharf.
I have one teenage son who lives with me.
Over the years I have been very active in the community. I have, for example, been regularly attending the Tilgate Forum meetings.
Why I'm standing for Tilgate
I have been lucky in the opportunities that I have had in my life and in the community I call 'mine'. I want to both repay a debt I feel I owe and give back to the community I feel a part of.
I am proud to have been selected for Tilgate by a free vote of the Crawley Labour party.
What I will do as councillor
If elected I will:
- Represent your views to the best of my ability at Borough and, if necessary and possible, any other levels of government if appropriate.
- Provide regular and accessible updates on what I have been doing for Tilgate
- Work with the borough council and its officers to help resolve council matters affecting you as an individual or Tilgate generally.
- Be regularly available to answer questions and provide such advice and guidance as I can on matters relating to the Borough or County Council and its decisions.