■ I was elected as Peterborough City Councillor in Fletton and Woodston in May this year. Last year I stood in Bretton South, and won that ward from an Independent Councillor, the only swing to the Conservatives that year in the Peterborough Constituency. In August 2015 I took over responsibility for Children’s Services as lead member. In 2016 I was selected to represent the Conservative Party in Fletton and Woodston Ward, because Bretton South became part of the new West Ward.
■ I have been living in Peterborough for some years and I am committed to making the City a better, safer, and more prosperous place to live. I live particularly close to the Thorpe Gate area, which has joined the Fletton and Woodston Ward for the first time, although I also know the original Woodston and Fletton areas well.
■ After a long career in London as a Scotland Yard detective, I know that crime and disorder can quickly make our homes feel unsafe. I was appointed as Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in July 2016, and I am pleased to be able to use my policing knowledge to support the Police and Crime Commissioner in his work in supporting our Constabulary to improve and to challenge performance where necessary.
■ Community spirit comes about through local people being prepared to put in time and effort to run their community associations, clubs and sports groups. I have a track record of running successful voluntary groups and I am a strong supporter of individuals and groups who care about their local community and want to make the local area a better place in which to live, work and play.
■ We deserve to have efficient, well run services that are value for money. I will do all I can to make sure that the Council concentrates on delivering a really good level of service, using efficient and affordable services.
■ For Peterborough to become more prosperous, we have to support and promote our local businesses. I will keep a close eye on opportunities to bring employment into Peterborough so that local people can find good quality work and I will support local residents running businesses and bringing prosperity into the City.
■ It is extremely important that your local councillor communicates with local residents. I will make myself available to you and if you ask me to act on your behalf I promise to get back to you as quickly as I can.