For several years I have been involved with disability matters in both practical and policy areas and have been an individual member of SDEF since its early days.
My experience on disability is varied as I have been a member of South Ayrshire Access Panel for over ten years. I also have a holiday cottage catering for wheelchair users with differing requirements. I am chairman of Ayr Shopmobility.
In 2009 year I was elected as Director of the Conservative Disability Group having been a vice chairman for five years and a member of the executive committee for three years prior to that. I formed a policy committee and in July 2009 published our first policy document in the House of Commons.