My name is Tim and I live with my wife Heather and my three sons in north Suffolk.
I was born in Felixstowe before the family moved to the village of Witnesham near Ipswich, and since 2012 I have been proud to serve as your Police and Crime Commissioner.
For the past 30 years I have been an intensive livestock producer and have advised on pig production and genetic breeding programmes across Europe, North America and Asia. As a self – employed agricultural and rural business consultant I have delivered seminars and lecture tours to a wide variety of farming and agribusiness organisations.
I also have extensive experience in Suffolk’s tourist economy which is currently worth over £1.7 billion per year to the county’s economy, in particular Suffolk’s food and drink economy which has one of the best offers in the UK and has considerable potential for expansion.
I am also currently a Mid Suffolk councillor and prior to taking on the role of the Police and Crime Commissioner, I was leader of Mid Suffolk District Council.
By combining my love for Suffolk and the experiences gained, I know that I can continue to deliver as your Police and Crime Commissioner and to make Suffolk better and safer still.
I hope, on 5th May, you think so too.