I am proud to have been asked to represent the people of Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock in the House of Commons. I am here to represent you, regardless of how you voted. If I can help you in any way, please do not hesitate to get in touch – I will do what I can to help.
I was born and raised in Rankinston and went to Littlemill Primary. After leaving school, I worked in the fire brigade for 31 years, retiring as a Deputy Commander in the Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service. I served as a Justice of the Peace for ten years on Ayr District Court.
At the 2007 Council elections I was elected as a Conservative councillor for Ayr West on South Ayrshire Council, and re-elected in the 2012 Council elections. At the 2010 general election, I stood as the Conservative Party candidate for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock and in 2017 I was elected to represent the constituency in Parliament.
I am a keen member of the Kyle and Carrick Civic Society, the Rotary Club of Alloway, the Ayr Classic Motorcycle Club and the Ayr Guildry. In my spare time, I enjoy DIY, gardening and motorcycling. My wife and I have two daughters and three grandchildren, we enjoy travelling, eating out and I am not averse to a visit to one of my local pubs! As a fan of Robert Burns, I am sure he would approve. I love Ayrshire, its people and places.