Crowcombe has been my home all my life. I married Annabel from West Bagborough, we have two grown-up daughters. Before retirement my occupation was farming sheep, cattle and cereals. I served in the army for six years including two tours of duty in Northern Ireland. I have been on West Somerset council for eight years and leader for four.
I have chaired the Quantock Hills AONB Joint Advisory Committee, the West Somerset District Flood Board, Crowcombe Parish Council, and the Quantock Staghounds.