I have worked in the NHS as a doctor for over 20 years, including at a senior executive level as a Medical Director and a Director of Public Health. I live in Harpenden, in Hertfordshire.
I was inspired to enter the political field in 2006 having seen so many problems with the NHS, public services and our increasingly broken society. I decided that I needed to get involved—to help bring about real and positive change.
I became the Harrow West Parliamentary Candidate, and managed to get a swing from Labour and also the Lib Dems that was double the London average. During that time I ran a number of successful local campaigns that showed that you can make a real difference, even from opposition.
I am now a Harpenden Town Councillor. I work two days as the DPCC and 3 days for the NHS. My work on the council is unpaid – I take no expenses.
I stay in politics, because despite the cynicism with which people view politics, I don’t believe in complaining about things, but getting involved and doing your best. I will continue to give positive energy and enthusiasm to help the country that I love become a better place in which to live.
I am married to Adam who I met at medical school, and we have two wonderful children who both go to state schools.