Already a Town and District Councillor for Hardwick, Tony was also elected as the County Council representative in May 2017. One of his 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 and supporting the transfer 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. He has joined residents at rally’s for the cause, addressed the HOSC health scrutiny committee on various occasions and travelled with campaigners to attend the judicial hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.
Tony's connection to Banbury started 15 years ago when he moved here to open a business in the town centre. Since then he has been actively involved in the local community; he is a Rotarian and a member of the Banbury Civic Society.