I have lived in the Borough for the last twenty eight years. I live in Eltham with my partner Bridget. My family consists of three adult children and seven grandchildren. Like many other families, I am always aware of the pressures that parents have in bringing up their children and how important childcare provision is.
I spent thirty one years as a Union Organiser in the Shopworkers Union, USDAW, helping to improve the conditions of hard pressed retail workers. I was fortunate to have led the campaign against Sunday Trading in London. The struggles of those I represented continues to drive my political beliefs today.
I have been a member of the Labour Party for the last forty three years. I have been a Councillor in Greenwich for the last twenty five years. During all of this period I have represented Woolwich Riverside. I am passionate about the area and people I represent.
I am currently the Deputy Leader of the Council. During this period I have held a number of Cabinet portfolios including Children’s Services, Housing, Social Services and Culture & Olympics. I had the pleasure of working with others to bring the Olympics to the Borough and securing significant Olympic legacy across the Borough.
I have a number of interests outside of the Town Hall including being Chair of Good Food in Greenwich and a member of the Riverside Safer Neighbourhood Panel. In addition I have an interest in supporting work around our Twin Towns including Tema in Ghana. I chair the Meridian Trust which brings together interested in Tema.
There are lots of ways you can get in touch with me to bring casework to my attention or raise issues.
Phone: 020 8331 6813
Mobile: 07949 794 058
Address: 51 Archery Road, London, SE9 1HF
My colleagues representing Woolwich Riverside are councillor Barbara Barwick and councillor Jackie Smith. We hold ward surgeries every Friday between 6pm – 7pm at Woolwich Town Hall in Wellington Street.
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