Kevin was elected to represent Worksop West in September 2010. He owns two local businesses in Worksop, and sits on the Communities & Environment Standing Committee.
At the Nottinghamshire County Council Budget Meeting on 24th February 2011 I joined my Labour colleagues in voting against the Budget proposals.
While we welcomed the extra spending being made by the County Council on child protection and services for vulnerable adults, we did not agree with the proposals to reduce funding to other areas such as the Libraries service, Supporting People programme and grant aid to voluntary groups.
We asked the majority group to consider a more detailed consultation with the public and partner organisations in order to allow a longer term approach to making efficiencies, with a view to many possibly not being needed as the economic situation improved.
However, our proposals were not accepted, and the Budget was eventually passed with a majority of five votes.