Paul has lived in the Cotswolds for 30 years. 

After representing the Churn Valley on Cotswold District Council from 2007 to 2015, he won the County Council seat of Bourton and Northleach in 2013, which had previously always been Conservative and was re-elected with a majority of 800 votes in 2017. He is now the Leader of the Gloucestershire Lib Dems.

A successful local businessman, Paul set up his executive coaching practice in 2004. He has a strong record of campaigning for local people - he has led road safety campaigns and successfully lobbied for faster broadband for our rural areas, for closed roads to be re-opened and for schools to be properly funded.

Paul has consistently challenged the Conservative-run County Council to invest more in our potholed roads and to listen to local residents.