I am a Sutton Coldfield resident, the Birmingham City Councillor for Sutton Wylde Green, the Shadow Cabinet Member for Children’s Wellbeing, and I sit on the Scrutiny Committee for Children, Schools and Families.
A proud one-nation Conservative, I am also an approved Parliamentary Candidate for the party, the treasurer for the Conservative Christian Fellowship and also have been serving as a magistrate since 2009, a school governor since 2007 and am a self employed businessman.
Back in 2005 after graduating from University with a Masters in International Relations, I spent some time volunteering in Africa and teaching in China. My experiences there taught me several life lessons which I carry through to today.
The first of these is the shocking disparity across the world between those who have and those who do not have, and the tragic circumstances that some are born into, through no fault of their own and have to live with on a day-to-day basis.
The second of these is the capacity of generosity that we all have within is, from generations of missionaries in Ghana, to gap-year students who want to make a bit of difference to the lives of people they don’t know.
The third is a hope and desire to make a difference to what we care about and to leave things better than how we found them.
I strongly believe in civic duty and in giving something back to the community.
There are a number of causes I passionately believe in. Having suffered with depression in the past I am a strong supporter of adult mental health and the charity Mind having done fund-raising for them in the past. I am also proud to be British Chinese and proudly carry my heritage with me.