I am an award-winning public affairs, communications and policy professional with nearly two decades' experience of working across challenging sectors within multinational companies, trade bodies and agencies as well as within Parliament, national & local government.
I have been active in politics since the mid-1990s and was honoured to stand as a Parliamentary Candidate in Hartlepool at the 2015 General Election, having previously been a council election candidate and the campaign manager for a current Government Minister.
I am also a competitive open water swimmer, hold three current world records and have represented Great Britain at the World & European Masters Swimming Championships. In 2018 I was knighted by the world's smallest micronation, the Principality of Sealand, after becoming the first person to swim from there to the UK mainland. I have helped to raise over £20,000 for charity through my love of swimming.