I was born in Brinscall, near Blackburn, in Lancashire and Educated at the Merchant Taylors' School in Crosby, near Liverpool, and then went on to train as a teacher at Matlock College of Education (Nottingham University) where I gained a distinction in Mathematics and later qualified for a Diploma in Education at London University. I also hold an MCC cricket coaching qualification.
I moved to the Isle of Sheppey in 1993 and was instantly struck by the beauty of its countryside and coastline. I joined Swale Borough Council in 2000 and was elected to represent Sheppey on Kent County Council in 2005 and re-elected in 2009 and 2013.
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1. Employment, office, trade, profession or vocation
Any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried on for profit or gain
Any payment or provision of any other financial benefit (other than from the relevant authority) made or provided within the relevant period in respect of any expenses incurred by you in carrying out duties as a member, or towards the election expenses of yourself. This includes any payment or financial benefit from a trade union within the meaning of the Trade Union and Labour relations (Consolidation) Act 1992
Any contract which is made between the relevant person (or a body in which the relevant person has a beneficial interest) and the relevant authority-
(a) under which goods or services are to be provided or works are to be executed; and (b) which has not been fully discharged.
Any beneficial interest in land which is within the area of the relevant authority (including your home address)
Yondar-Anelise, 25 The Leas, Minster-on-Sea, Isle of Sheppey, Kent ME12 2NL
Any licence (alone or jointly with others) to occupy land in the area of the relevant authority for a month or longer.
6. Corporate tenancies
Any tenancies where (to your knowledge)-
(a) the landlord is the relevant authority; and
(b) the tenant is a body in which the relevant person has a beneficial interest
Any beneficial interest in securities of a body where-
(a) that body (to your knowledge) has a place of business or land in the area of the relevant authority; and
(b) either- (i) the total nominal value of the securities exceeds £25,000 or one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body; or (ii) if the share capital of that body is of more than one class, the total nominal value of the shares of any one class in which the relevant person has a beneficial interest exceeds one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that class.
8. Appointments and nominations by the Authority
Name the outside body and the position you are appointed or nominated to e.g. member, trustee, director, observer etc. and name the Authority which appointed you e.g. Swale Borough Council
Association of Community Rail Partnerships (Kent County Council)
9. Bodies which exercise functions of a public nature
Name the body and say what position you hold e.g. Councillor XYZ Parish Council, Governor ABC School etc.
Minster on Sea Parish Council (Councillor)
Kent County Councillor
10. Bodies which influence public opinion or policy (including any political party or trade union)
Name the body and say what position you hold e.g. secretary or member of the ABC for Action Group, or member of ABC Trade Union.
Member of UKIP
Information correct as of 25 January 2013