I was honoured to have been elected as Member of Parliament for Mid Dorset and North Poole in May 2015. I have lived in Mid Dorset and North Poole since moving to Dorset over a decade ago. I am married to Frances and have three children as well as an elderly Labrador called Bella. Our three children attend a school in the constituency, and we are all involved in the local community.
Whilst serving as the MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole I have been particularly involved with the areas of Education, Employment, Infrastructure and Justice, which are key issues for my constituents. As a parliamentary candidate, I set up a jobs club in Canford Heath to help local residents with their CVs and interview skills and in my first year as an MP I ran a jobs fair to showcase to students available employment opportunities. Beyond these core focuses, have devoted much of my time to the great question of this Parliament, namely Europe. I am a member of the European Scrutiny Committee and Deputy Chairman of the European Research Group (ERG). Brexit is an important issue for my constituents and I will continue to work with colleagues to support the Government in securing a good deal for Britain as we leave the EU.
I like spending time with my family back in Dorset and quite often this will be going for walks in our beautiful county. I like playing all sports including the occasional game at Poole Hockey Club and Hamworthy Cricket Club.