Simon was born at North Tees Hospital and grew up in Marton. He understands local issues, from tackling stubborn unemployment and delivering regeneration in East Cleveland towns like Loftus and Brotton to ensuring tourism hotspots like Saltburn and Guisborough are able to fulfil their potential.
Simon qualified as a solicitor at a leading international law firm. He currently works as a policy specialist on health and education.
Simon’s political priority is to deliver pro-enterprise policies to create jobs and education reform to transform people’s life chances. He will also work to secure the infrastructure Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland needs, from action to tackle the Marton Crawl to winning support for local industry’s vision to develop pioneering carbon capture and storage, with the prospect of thousands of jobs.
Simon is the only candidate who will stand with Theresa May as she provides the strong and stable leadership that we need in Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, and across the United Kingdom, to get the best possible deal from Brexit, and to lock in the economic progress we’ve made so far.
He is married to Hannah and they have a young son.