Mayor of Horwich: 1993-94 (Conservative)
Born: Farnworth 1957
Educated: Lord Street Primary School, Horwich; Horwich Parish Church C of E Primary School; Horwich County Secondary School; Rivington & Blackrod High School
Local Government officer and Schoolteacher.
Worked in accountancy for Manchester City Council but following a serious motorcycle accident in 1987 and a career change became a teacher, working in Helmshore and later in Bolton at Beaumont Primary School.
As Mayor of Horwich he helped to raise £5000 for ChildLine North West.
Moved to Chorley in 2000.
Chorley Borough Councillor from 2002 and Lancashire County Councillor from 2005.
Chairman of Astley Village Parish Council 2004, 2005 and 2008.
Chairman of the Chorley Charity 'The Arts Partnership'.
Football coach and referee - founder member and Club Welfare Officer for Astley Village Juniors FC FA Standard Charter Club.
Football coach and referee.
Motorcycling enthusiast - he was invited to be a Marshal at the Daytona 200 race in the USA in 1990.
His mother, Elsie Perks, was Mayoress.