I am going on holiday tomorrow for three weeks. In that time I will get married, go on honeymoon, and am very unlikely to be blogging! I will resume my blog when I... Read more
Halton Conservatives are stepping up our campaign for a fair deal on Mersey Gateway tolls by signing a petition on the Downing Street website. The petition calls on the Prime Minister to look into... Read more
Once again the Prime Minister has put Party advantage and the desire to wrong foot his opponents ahead of the best interests of the country. His proposals for a daily allowance for MPs turning up to... Read more
Yesterday we saw a dishonest budget from a dishonest and dying government. Fantasy forecasts, nightmare national debt and a return to Old Labour. It underlines the eternal truth of British politics;... Read more
I welcome Derek Twigg’s intervention at Prime Minister’s Questions today in relation to the release of all the police files connected with the Hillsborough disaster. I have myself written... Read more
On Saturday, I met with Farnworth residents to discuss their campaign against building on local Green Belt land. A number of local Conservative Councillors, and representatives from other parties,... Read more
On Saturday, a large team of Halton members, Councillors, and helpers were out in force with me leafleting and meeting voters. This “Action Day” was just one in a recent series as we have... Read more
On Friday evening, I went out on patrol with members of the Neighbourhood Policing Unit (NPU) in Widnes. I was able to see for myself the challenges faced on the front line, especially with... Read more
Like thousands of other Liverpool fans, every day I think about Hillsborough. I think about my fellow Liverpool fans who went to a football match and did not come home, their grief-stricken families,... Read more
Last night I attended the Halebank Parish Council meeting with Ditton Councillor, Colin Rowan. It was great to meet the Committee members and to listen to all the hard work they are doing on behalf... Read more
The Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News carried a story this week following my recent visit to the Bold Heath Quarry and my support for local residents.... Read more
The events of the last week or so have confirmed my long-standing view that a culture change is needed in Westminster to regain public confidence in politicians when it comes to their expenses. I am... Read more
I have been writing a blog since the summer of 2008. I use it to share my experiences and views on mental health – I had a breakdown in 2014/15 and live with depression and anxiety – and work life balance.
I am passionate about working on my wellbeing and helping others to achieve and maintain the right work life balance and wellbeing approaches for them. My blog – along with my Twitter feed – comes with one health warning – if you read it you may have to hear about some of my other passions – my family, golf, Liverpool FC, communications, the Boston Red Sox, politics, the West Wing, and horse racing!
This blog was previously hosted on Blogspot and now sits here. I am proud to work at Liverpool John Moores University, where I am the Head of Communications. All the views expressed here are mine.