Cabinet Member for Clean Growth and Regeneration, Derbyshire County Council
I became a Councillor because I am passionate about a number of issues; the Low Carbon agenda, encouraging SMEs to achieve their full potential and to improve the general level of job opportunities in the County. Derbyshire is an amazing County with superb natural assets plus a unique history in being at the forefront of the current latest technology, much of which was and is in the transport industry. My vision is that we continue to build on this heritage so everybody in the County has the opportunity to benefit both through employment and education. Earlier in my career I visited a number of the coal processing sites in the County which have thankfully closed; I would like to think we can remediate and develop those sites to provide higher skilled jobs in appropriate new technology industries.