Mayor of Blackrod: 1975-76, 1981-82, 1987-88 (Independent)
Represented South Ward.
First Ratepayers Association candidate to be elected to Blackrod UDC in 1970.
In 1973 he stood as a Liberal candidate in the first Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council elections.
Chairman of Planning, Highways and Estates Committee.
Governor of Rivington and Blackrod Grammar School and High School, Horwich College of Further Education and Vice-Chairman of the Governors of Horwich County Secondary School and the managers of Horwich Primary Schools.