I came to the North East from London in 1975 with a six month contract and never looked back. I am married to Fliss and we have 2 daughters both now living in Manchester. I have been a Member of Trinity Methodist Church for 30 years and have been a church steward for 12. I trained as a doctor in London and served at Hexham General Hospital as a Consultant Physician retiring 5 years ago. I am a keen gardener, golfer and sing tenor in a number of choirs.