Paul grew up in Cornwall where he was educated at the local comprehensive school. He is from a family of three and was brought up by his mother in various towns in Cornwall. After leaving school Paul became an intern youth worker in Manchester. This opened Paul’s eyes to the scope of poverty in the UK and the need to make a difference in the opportunities of young people in Children. Paul then moved to Glasgow working as a youth worker in some of the most impoverished areas in the city. His work was supported by several local churches and community organisations.
Following several rounds of budget cuts to the youth programmes Paul worked with he decided to move career. Paul then moved to work with private companies in Glasgow. Presently Paul works as a manager for a local business. Paul continues to volunteer as a youth worker with a number of community and church based projects.
A Lib Dem member since his teens Paul is currently a member of the North Glasgow Executive and a campaigner in his local area. With a particular interest in social inclusion and communities he can often be found working with various charities or community groups ensuring they have every opportunity to have their concerns heard at the highest level.
Paul is particularly passionate about issues regarding poverty, young people and the homeless. Paul is also a champion for equality and ensuring a fair deal for all irrespective of circumstance.
Paul currently lives in Glasgow with his wife and young son and are members of their local church. Paul has a strong passion for Glasgow and can sometimes be seen supporting one of its many sporting teams. He can also often be found taking walks around Glasgow exploring its wonderful sights and architecture.