Originally from the North East of England, I trained at St.George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London and qualified in 1993 .
I was appointed as a Consultant Paediatrician at Hinchingbrooke hospital in 2006.
I believe passionately in the idea of public service. As a children’s doctor, I am privileged to work at the heart of the community, doing a job which allows me to meet, help and support people from all walks of life.
Outside of work , I am proud to be the Patron of Eddies – a local charity supporting people with learning disabilities in Cambridgeshire. I also enjoy watching my children take part in sport and drama activities.
I stood for Labour in two general elections - cutting the sitting MPs’ majority quite considerably.
I was elected as district councillor for St Neots East in 2018 – the first Labour councillor in the town for two decades - and sat on Huntingdonshire District council’s planning committee.
On May 10 2021 I was elected mayor of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.
I live near St Neots with my wife, a fellow doctor and three children.