Life outside politics
What people say
However, my view has changed.
Bloggers proliferate and the Web becomes ever more powerful. Google's CEO recently observed that, in this new political era, everyone has a camera-phone, everyone is a blogger, everyone is a reporter. Well, perhaps not quite everyone but this, at least, is my offering.
My first political experience was, aged 12, manning a Committee Room for Sir Kenneth Lewis MP in the 1979 General Election. I have been a Conservative ever since.
I was a candidate for the Conservative Party in two general elections. I have run local government election campaigns and stood as a councillor. I ran a constituency association for seven years and currently serve as the Deputy Chairman of the Party in London.
Importantly, however, I have got experience of life outside politics as well. I have never worked as a lobbyist or a special adviser. I have actually done a real job - for 26 years - based in the UK, Japan, China and Indonesia. I have been elected as a Governor of one of the country’s leading NHS trusts. I have worked in the community through the Church and other voluntary groups. I have trained as a prison visitor and served in primary schools as a governor and a reading mentor.
This web site sets out my political beliefs and opinions.
If you would like to respond to anything I have said, you can contact me here.
I look forward to hearing from you!
With the Mayor of London
Listening to pensioners' concerns
Meeting younger members of the community
Visiting Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital as a Governor
With Oliver Letwin, Chairman of the Conservative Policy Forum
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