About Me

I have been councillor for 6 ½ years since I was elected in a by-election. The work of a

Councillor has opened my life to new challenges and acquaintances.


I am the Councillor for the ward of Gilling West, the beautiful, rural area south of the A66 with its villages of Gilling West, Ravensworth, Gayles, Whashton and Kirby Hill; settlements at Aske and Sedbury. I have lived and worked in Sedbury all my life; as have my ancestors. I have deep roots in the Ward, involved in farming the land there.


The farming of beef cattle has a fascination that can be all consuming but I make time for other interests such as church, community work, love of walking, history and literature but people are very important.

Contact Me


Telephone:  01748 822749