I am 62 years old, married with 3 children.
I have lived in Rotherham all my life, for the last 22 years in Kimberworth.
I started work in the steel industry and became a mechanical engineer before becoming a specialist working throughout the world providing safe drinking water to many poor communities.
I have always been keenly interested in local issues and was a founder member of Rotherham Council Watch.
I have a strong sense of fair play, often stubborn when pursuing an issue and I am not easily fobbed off.