I live in Swanley in Kent with my wife and two children. I have been honoured to serve as Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner since 2016.
Prior to this, I had extensive experience of working across Government and Parliament, volunteering with community groups, running a community centre and serving as both a councillor and School Governor.
I have been an active mental health campaigner, advising the Government on policing and mental health and was part of an independent review commissioned by the Prime Minister to change the law to make the system work better for vulnerable people and the police.
And I have also served as Chairman of a new national business specialising in procurement, shared services and commercial activity for the emergency services.
During my time as Police and Crime Commissioner, I have increased police numbers significantly, improved 101 waiting times, offered more help to victims of crime and helped re-introduce police cadets.