Having lived in Harlow for 60 years, arriving as a boy, growing up and raising a family here, working here and now having grandchildren, Harlow is very important and special to me.
It is a unique part of Essex and deserves to have people speaking up for it.
It has been my honour to do exactly that for the residents of Harlow South East for the past 16 years.
You have trusted me repeatedly to go to County Hall and speak on your behalf for the very best for Harlow. I would very much like to continue to speak on your behalf.
As well as being your County Councillor I am also a District Councillor, a former Chair of governors of a Harlow primary school, a current trustee of a Harlow primary school and a governor of Harlow College where I Chair the resources committee.
It would be an honour and a privilege to continue serve you as your County Councillor.