Jason was first elected in May 1995. He was then consecutively re-elected in 1996, 1999, 2002, 2006 & 2010. After 4 years off the council, Jason was then elected again on Thursday 3rd May 2018.
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 has been spent representing Nelson Ward and Jason has established many friendships and contacts with residents of that area.
Outside interests, when time permits, include 5-a-side football as a goalie, military history and amateur dramatics.
Current Council Positions:
- Chair of Scrutiny Management Panel
- Member of the Hampshire Fire & Rescue Authority
- Member of the Education, Children & Young People Scrutiny Panel
- Member of the Licensing Committee
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