Political grouping: Conservative
"I am the Leader of the Opposition on Sunderland City Council and Leader of the Sunderland Conservatives.
"I was first elected in 2018 and served as Deputy Leader of my Group from 2019-20, before being elected to my current position.
"Most of my professional background has been in education-orientated roles. At present, I am a Research Associate at the University of Bolton, focusing upon education and social mobility research."