Candidate for Wigan
Born 1959 into a Naval Salvationist family in Sheerness Kent. Dropped out of college in 1978 due to an undiagnosed depression. Worked as a cleaner, clerk, barman, factory handyman, salesman and professional gambler, until stumbling into the IT industry as a contractor for a FTSE 250 company in 1985. Moved to Wigan in 1991 after meeting his soul mate on a bulletin board (forerunner of the Internet). Married 1998. Widowed 2016. Was granted professional membership of the BCS in 2014. Currently work fulltime as an R & D Engineer on fire reporting systems.
Member of the Soil Association since the mid 90's. Long time supporter of the charity Practical Action. Joined the Green Party in 2016, and the Vegan Society in 2017. Elected Chair of Wigan & Leigh Green Party in 2018. Have taken part in local protest marches and Extinction Rebellion actions.