Les was first elected to Council in 1999 and has lived in the Creekmoor ward for over thirty years. He has been married to Maryrose since 1971 and they both still enjoy community work and gardening. Les has chaired the Waterloo Youth Club since 2005 and the Broadstone Horticultural Society since 1994 and is a former governor at Hillbourne School.
Les is a retired interior furnisher and former International Football referee. He has represented Poole and England in various parts of the world, and had the honour to be elected the Mayor of Poole in 2004-5.
Les holds regular surgeries in Waterloo and Creekmoor together with his two ward colleagues. He also chairs the Emergency, Poole-Cherbourg Twinning Association Management, and Society of Poole Men committees and sits on the Planning, Transportation, and Dorset Fire Authority panels.
Les hopes to continue to help others in the Creekmoor, Hillbourne and Waterloo areas.