Charles was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Broxbourne in 2005. He lives in Goffs Oak with his family and is a supporter of many organisations and charities across the seat. He greatly enjoys being a constituency MP, involving himself with local matters. His campaigns include helping to secure the future of the Minor Injury Unit in Cheshunt and much needed town centre parking in Hoddesdon. He champions mental health issues both across the County of Hertfordshire and in Parliament. Charles is a keen fisherman and in his free time he his often found pursuing barbel and chub on the River Lea. He is currently working with local water companies to reduce water abstraction on the County’s wonderful and historic chalk streams. His future aspirations for the constituency include securing better rail services for its hard pressed commuters and helping to bring new jobs and investment to the area. He is always proud to represent Broxbourne in Parliament.