Guildford West, Guildford
28 Ash Close,
Surrey GU12 6AR
01252 332 381 (landline)
07896 575507 (mobile)
I have lived in Surrey since 1981. I have two adult children who live locally and three grandchildren.
I was first elected as a borough and parish councillor in 1991 and served on Guildford Borough Council until 2011. During that time I spent some years as Chairman of the former Housing & Health Committee and I was the first Leader of the Council under the cabinet system. While I was chairman of Housing, the Borough Council regularly identified council-owned land which could be used for affordable housing in partnership with housing associations. While the Liberal Democrats were the largest political group on the borough council, we introduced Community Safety Wardens who have contributed so much to the community safety teams in the Borough and a Dial-a-Ride system for those who cannot use public transport.
I have been the Lib Dem spokesperson on Adults Social Care since 2005. It is a role I take very seriously as the number of people needing the service is increasing year on year while resources are shrinking.