Mayor of Horwich: 1991-92, 2003-04 (Liberal Democrat)
Did his National Service in the RAF.
Former British Aerospace employee and radio and television service engineer.
First elected to Bolton Council in 1993.
Represented Horwich North East Ward.
President of Bolton West Scouts.
As Mayor of Horwich he raised money for music in local schools and collected musical instruments from several very generous donors.
Made Honorary Freeman of Horwich 13 May 2013.
Husband of Barbara Ronson, Mayor of Horwich 1996-97 and Mayor of Bolton 2007-08.
He also served as the first male consort to a Mayor of Bolton.