Steve is a South Londoner who studied at Brockley Grammar School and who is a lifelong Crystal Palace supporter. Steve is a Trustee of Crystal Palace Football Club Foundatio, Palace for Life as well as a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. An animal lover, Steve also chairs his local RSCPA committee.
He successfully stood for election in May 2008 and in May 2012 as the London Assembly candidate for Croydon and Sutton and was re-elected in 2016. He has a particular interest in crime and safety, plus community cohesion as well as protecting our environment and green spaces. He is also a firm advocate for social mobility.
Steve has been a Croydon councillor for Kenley since 2002 where he was recently reelected and is a former Deputy Leader of Croydon Council.
It's a big responsibility getting people heard, but I'm up for the challenge"
Steve is the Assembly Member for Croydon and Sutton. He was appointed as the Chair of the London Assembly Police & Crime Committee in May 2016 and is also a member of the Transport Committee, GLA Oversight Committee and the Confirmations Hearing Committee. He is the GLA Conservative group spokesman for Policing and Crime.