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Welcome to my personal webpage. I am one of the Councillors representing the Lye and Stourbridge North Ward. I have been a Councillor since May 2006.

I was elected as Leader of the Council from December 2014 to May 2017 and re-elected in September 2018 to November 2018. 

I am the Cabinet Member for Finance, Council Sustainability, and Transformation.  I serve on full Council meetings, the Appointments Committee and the Amblecote, Cradley, and Wollescote, Lye and Stourbridge North Community Forum. 

I see my main role as representing the views of local constituents in a fair and impartial way. In addition to regular roving surgeries, it is my aim to offer regular advice surgeries to ensure I remain accountable to the people of the ward. Please refer to my regular surgery dates listed below. I also aim to offer regular reports of my activities. Please e-mail me for further information on any of the links below.

You can view further information on the Committees or bodies on which I serve by following the link to the Committee Management Information System.

News releases

  • C/o Dudley MBC
    The Council House
    Priory Road
    DY1 1HF

    Home: 01384 350579

    Business: 0121 685 4200 

    Mobile: 07949 590460

    Current term of office expires in May 2022

  • Councillors Pete Lowe, Mohammed Hanif, and Vanessa Wale hold regular surgeries because they believe it is vital that you have a chance to tell them about problems you or those in your community may be experiencing.  

    1st Friday of every month - Lye Community Centre, Crosswalks Road, Lye - 5.00pm-6.00pm

    In addition 'Roving Surgeries' are held regularly on doorsteps throughout the ward.  

    If you would like a personal visit or discussion please feel free to make contact at any reasonable time.