Tim became a Cherwell District Councillor in 2003. A former army officer, he was educated at Sandhurst before taking up active duty seeing service in countries including Ireland, Germany, Kenya and Jordan. He was awarded an MBE for humanitarian services after Black September in Jordan in 1970. He retired from the Army in 1992 after 30 years’ service after which he formed his own defence consultancy before retiring as the MD in 2005. Tim continues his military interests through the Council being the local Military Champion for Bicester and Banbury Armed Forces. A onetime Chairman of both Councils, outside of the Council Tim is a keen ornithologist and historian with an Oxford University Diploma in Local English History.
The Launton and Otmoor Ward comprises the villages of; Arncott, Blackthorn, Bletchingdon, Charlton-on-Otmoor, Fencott & Murcott, Hampton Gay & Poyle, Horton cum Studley, Islip, Launton, Merton, Noke, Oddington, Piddington, Shipton-on-Cherwell & Thrupp, Wendlebury and Weston-on-the-Green.