I became interested in Green politics in my teens, originally joining CND and the Green Party (or the Ecology Party as it was then called) in 1983. Now no longer in my teens, I am again a member of the Green Party and have been campaigning hard on many environmental and social issues.
I stood in the 2010 General Election as the Green Party's candidate for Maidstone and the Weald and regularly stand in local government elections, getting 23% in 2012. I am the party's spokesperson on health and on their Executive as Policy Coordinator.
In my spare time I work in the NHS as a manager and am a registered nurse. I have a master's degree in Health Research and occasionally write and lecture on health policy.
I am married to Dawn and we have a daughter Poppy, and we live in central Maidstone.