I am proud to have been the Member of Parliament for Dartford and to have the honour of representing my constituents in the House of Commons. The Dartford Constituency is one which comprises not only the town itself but also the surrounding villages of Joydens Wood, Wilmington, Stone, Greenhithe, Swanscombe, Bean, Darenth, Sutton-at-Hone, Hawley, Longfield, Southfleet, New Barn, Hartley, Betsham and Hodsoll Street.
I was elected to represent Dartford in 2010 and re-elected in 2015.
This is my home town and so I have a great deal of affection for Dartford. I spent my childhood living locally and attended Dartford Grammar School. I was a Councillor in a neighbouring borough and worked in Dartford and the surrounding villages as a solicitor.
I live in Dartford Constituency with my wife Wendy and our two children. My daughter is studying at a grammar school within the constituency and my son is at a local state primary school. When time allows I still like to play cricket in Kent and I host an annual Charity Cricket Event within the constituency. I am also a Governor at Dartford Grammar School for Girls and proud to be the Honorary President of Dartford Valley Rugby Club and President of the Greenhithe and Swanscombe Branch of the Royal British Legion.