Elected and party organisation
Chris has been a member of the Labour Party and committed Trade Unionist for more than 35 years. He has served as an elected representative at Town, District and County councils, ending as a Cabinet Member at Warwickshire County Council. He was also the PPC in Teignbridge in 2001.
Chris is currently a member of the National Policy Forum and is on the Regional Board in the West Midlands. He is chairing the Conference Arrangements Committee for the West Midlands Party Conference in 2020. He was the elected Chair of the Socialist Health Association in 2016/17, served as a Member of the Executive for 4 years, and remains a Member of the Central Council as he has been for more than 11 years.
Chris is the elected West Midlands representative on the NEC of the Cooperative Party and is the Secretary of the Birmingham Solihull and Tamworth Branch of the Party.
He is also Chief Executive of Healthwatch in Warwickshire, and is a Director on the Boards of two Housing Associations. He is a Trustee of the Equalities and Inclusion Partnership and is the elected Chair of the International Centre of Excellence for Community Schools.