I HAVE lived and worked in Wadebridge for close on 40 years, first as a dairy herdsman then for many years doing a milk round in the town and surrounding area.
This brought me into contact with a large variety of people, which I always enjoyed.
I found out that serving the public is a sheer joy but occasionally a real challenge.
I am an outdoor man who loves Cornwall and is keen to see its beauty preserved with a thriving farming industry which produces food rather than electricity.
I am a family man, married to Gill, a retired community midwife, and we have one married daughter, Amy, and grandson, Evan, who live nearby.
Gill and I, through our work and church life, know what serving people is all about.
I have been a Methodist local preacher since 1991 and since retiring I enjoy my family, home and garden, work with the Gideons and part of the Cornwall NHS chaplaincy team, working on the hospital wards.
Another important aspect of my life is being on the committee of the local UKIP branch.
I am aware that, if elected, my job as a Cornwall councillor will be to serve, not only the local community, but to be involved in decisions that affect the whole county.
A council exists to serve, and I am ready to play His part.