Councillor for Henbury and Brentry and Leader of the Bristol Conservative Group.
First elected in May 2006 Mark has been the Councillor for Henbury & Brentry for 8 years.
Mark has a good reputation for supporting local community groups and residents, and was heavily involved in the campaign to stop the recent green space sell off and prevent the closure of Blaise Castle Museum. He is currently the leader of the Conservative Group on Bristol City Council and sits on the Place Scrutiny Committee dealing with transport and development issues across the City.
Mark currently works in politics, having previously worked for BT and Bristol & West Mortgages.
He is passionate about rugby, loves movies and is a bit of a geek when it comes to astronomy.
Mark lives with his family on Brentry Lane in Brentry
Mark's main priorities as Henbury and Brentry's Councillor are to; deliver a Community Centre for the neighbourhood; fighting to preserve green spaces; protect the community from the impacts of the South Gloucestershire Housing Development; keep the library open and serving the public; deliver the new Train station for Henbury & Brentry and to continue to support Community Groups and their excellent work across the ward.
Mark is proud to have achieved so much for the local community over the last 8 years. To date his most important milestones are; fighting off the last council attempt to build on our parks, improving our local Play areas and stopped the closure of the Blaise Museum, delivering road improvements across the ward, gaining agreement for the delivery of a new Henbury Station (planned for 2021), blocking proposals to open up ‘rat-runs’ into Brentry from South Gloucestershire and working with local residents to write and deliver our Community plan.