Mayor of Bolton: 2013-14 (Conservative)
Educated: Farnworth Grammar School
Former builder’s merchant in Moses Gate, he worked in the family firm for more than 40 years before retiring.
The company was set up by his great great grandfather with the coming of the railway to Farnworth and is now part of Travis Perkins.
Ward councillor for Deane-cum-Heaton ward and then Heaton and Lostock.
Chairman of the Adults and Corporate Scrutiny Committees.
Chairman of the Licensing Committee.
Member of the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Audit Committee.
Former special constable and member of the Territorial Army.
His wife, Dee, was Mayoress.
The couple have four children, and one grandchild.