Paul has lived in the Cotswolds for 32 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, was re-elected in 2017 and then again in 2021 with a majority of 895 votes. He is 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 the Old A40 at Northleach to be re-opened and for polluted rivers to be cleaned up.

Paul has consistently challenged the Conservative-run County Council to invest more in our potholed roads and to listen to local residents. He stood for Parliament in 2015 and is the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesperson for our area.