Representing: Telford and Wrekin Council
Political grouping: Labour
First elected in 2011 to Telford and Wrekin Council, immediately appointed to the Cabinet given the lead on Council transformation to a cooperative council, later cabinet roles included Place, Employment and Skills and commercial project. Became Leader of the Council in 2016 with the Council in no over-all control, with 6 months, gained a majority and then in 2019 led the Labour Group to the biggest victory since 1997. Remains one of the youngest council leaders in the UK.