Steve represented Molesey East on Elmbridge Borough Council from 2014-16 and is an active campaigner on issues in Molesey.
Steve’s passion for community issues stems from his years as a journalist and editor working for local papers in Surrey and London. He revitalised the Conservatives as a local campaigning force in Molesey and produces the regular Molesey News newsletters to keep residents informed.
As a Molesey East Councillor from 2014 until 2016 he served on North Area Planning Sub Committee, helping to promote affordable homes where possible but to resist overdevelopment, Overview & Scrutiny Committee, Licensing Committee, and the Elmbridge Local Committee. He was chairman of the council's Heathrow Task Group - investigating the potential impact to Elmbridge of Heathrow expansion - and was the borough's representative on the Heathrow Community Noise Forum.
Steve supports limited residents parking restrictions in streets around Hampton Court Station and for a public open space at the Jolly Boatman site. He is keen to see Molesey Hospital remain open or be rebuilt as a new facility with GP services. He is deputy chairman of the Friends of Molesey Library and part of the managing committee of a West Molesey children's nursery. He is married to Kim and they have three children.
Steve was the Molesey Conservative candidate for West Molesey at the Surrey County Council elections in May 2017 and reduced the majority of the Residents' Association incumbent by a 1000 votes.