Jason is the Liberal Democrat candidate for Nelson Ward in the 2018 local elections.
Jason was born and raised in Portsmouth, attending Northern Parade Infants and Junior Schools before moving onto Northern Grammar School for Boys, the latter becoming Mayfield School.
After leaving school he spent time in the Civil Service, served in the Armed Forces as a member of an SAS unit, worked at Portsmouth Football Club and currently works as a Section Leader within the retail business.
Jason first became a Portsmouth City Councillor in 1995, going on to serve some 19 years in that role during which time he held a number of senior positions, including Cabinet member for Public Protection, Cabinet member for Traffic & Transportation, Chair of Environment and Lord Mayor of Portsmouth between 2004-05. In addition to his various roles within Portsmouth City Council Jason also was a member of Hampshire Police Authority, Hampshire Fire & Rescue Authority and Hampshire Probation Board.
All of his time as a City Councillor was spent representing Nelson Ward and Jason has established many friendships and contacts with residents of that area, still keeping in touch with them and assisting with issues despite not having been a Councillor since 2014. He is keen to utilize his experience and knowledge of the area by once again becoming a Councillor for the area that he served for so many years previously.
Outside interests, when time permits, include 5-a-side football as a goalie, military history and amateur dramatics.