Cabinet Member for Town Centre, Culture and Heritage
Everyone has their own views on how Swindon to improve, and I am fortunate to finally be a position where I can make that change happen. 18 months ago I took over as the Cabinet Member responsible for the big strategic projects in the Town Centre, and faced up to some huge challenges.
I have grown up in the area and went to Liden and Dorcan school. I am honoured to have been a ward Councillor since 2008 and have chaired many committees in the Council. In 2019/20 I had the privilege of being the Mayor of Swindon.
Swindon Conservatives have announced their support for a local "City of Swindon" bid, and pledge not to use any expensive consultants or tax payers money in the submission. The competition for towns to become cities has been launched to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
The BBC Blue Planet programme did a great job in raising awareness of how plastics and litter affect wildlife and our oceans. 3 years ago the Conservatives led a Council debate for action on single use plastics. Swindon Council has now reduced single use plastics by 90%!