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I am married with 1 daughter and am lucky to live in the village of Bladon. I use to run a couple of hardware shops in London but with rent increases and all the travelling I gave them up and now concentrate on local government work.

My first taste was joining Bladon Parish Council in 1998 becoming chairman in 1999, I left in 2009.

In 2002 I was first elected to West Oxfordshire District Council as the ward member for Woodstock & Bladon, I was re-elected in 2004 & 2008. In 2003 I was promoted to the Cabinet with responsibility for Health & Community Safety which included implementing the new licencing regulations. I stepped down from the cabinet in 2006 but I continue as chairman of the Licensing committee and Miscellaneous Licensing committee. At the 2012 elections I lost my seat.

In 2005 I was elected to Oxfordshire County Council for the Woodstock division, I was re-elected in 2009. I was promoted to the Cabinet in 2007 with responsibility for transport, after the 2009 elections I changed portfolio to Growth & Infrastructure which covers the strategic planning for the county, waste management, environmental management, flooding, climate change and archaeology. Along with cabinet member for South Oxfordshire liaison. I was not reappointed to the cabinet in May 2011.

On 15th May 2012 I was honoured to be elected Leader of Oxfordshire County Council.

I watch Oxford United as often as my diary permits including travelling to away games as far  as Plymouth & Morecambe.

I am a trustee of Oxford United Community Trust. A charity that empowers and inspires our fans, their families and their communities to fully participate, reach their full potential and achieve their dreams.

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Oxfordshire Councillor Allowances

All councillors are entitled to receive an allowance for the duties they undertake as a councillor.

Oxfordshire County Council is permitted, by law, to set the level of allowances that are paid to its members. Unlike council officers, councillors do not receive a salary. The allowances are intended to cover the expenses they incur in being a local councillor. Allowances are set following recommendations by an independent panel. Examples of the allowances are:

  • a basic allowance - paid to every county councillor
  • a special responsibility allowance - paid to members of the cabinet, committee chairmen, leader of the council and leader of the opposition etc.
  • travel and subsistence allowances
  • dependant carers allowance
The basic allowance at Oxfordshire County Council is £8,377.00.
The additional allowance for Leader of the County Council is £25,131.The total allowance that I recieve is £33,508.00

Following the report of the Independent Remuneration Panel as from 1st April 2015.


The basic allowance at Oxfordshire County Council will be £10,000.00.
The additional allowance for Leader of the County Council will be £29,000.00.
The total allowance that I will receive is £39,000.00

The allowances are subject to tax and NI at the appropriate rates. 


For full details of all expense claims please follow the link:

http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/oxfordshire-councillor-allowances