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About me

Gender MALE
Occupation Teacher Trade Unionist
Location Kendal, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Introduction * Brought up as a socialist by parents who hungered for what is right * One adopted grandfather left me a double-barrelled name, the other his name on a 1926 General Strike black-list * Joined the Labour Party as a teenager, left it when it abandoned the values and traditions of so many who built it in the past * Given a comprehensive education at St.Andrew's, Leatherhead * First-class degree from King's College, Cambridge, for those who like that kind of thing * Secondary science teacher in London 1986-2015 * Lewisham NUT Secretary 1993-2015, organiser of many campaigns to defend teachers and education * Father of four who were all so well-supported by Sedgehill School, SE6. * Member of the NUT National Executive 2010-15 * NUT London Regional Secretary 2016 - 19 * Moved to Cumbria to return to teaching 2019 * Proud to have been name-checked by Gove for saying that his 'reforms' could make teaching unbearable * Member of the CWI, following its global struggles via * Candidate for TUSC in Lewisham West & Penge, 2015 * Member of Penge CC, often a 'Middle Aged Man In Lycra' on Sundays