Already a Town and District Councillor representing Hardwick, Tony was also elected County Councillor for the area in May 2017. He was successfully re-elected in May 2021. One of Tony’s main motivations for standing for the County Council was to advocate a more joined-up approach between the local authorities in Oxfordshire and the services they provide. Many residents do not differentiate between the responsibilities of local councils. This way, Tony is able to be a 'one stop shop' for residents who require assistance.
He has worked on many issues in the area including helping to secure the reinstatement of a regular bus service on the car estate, tackling unauthorised traveller encampments on Hanwell Fields, securing road resurfacing on residential roads, and supporting the renovation of the bungalows on Banesberie Close. He has also been an ever-present campaigner supporting local efforts to reinstate an obstetric-led maternity service at the Horton Hospital.
Tony’s connection to Banbury started 19 years ago when he moved to the area to open a business in the town centre.