Peter was born on Wirral and grew up in Hoylake, a few roads away from where his father grew up 50 years earlier. He has lived in West Kirby since 1991.
He attended Calday Grange Grammar School and joined the Liberal Party shortly after leaving school due to the Party's belief in individual freedom combined with fairness and equality. After school he worked in insurance for 15 years, before retraining in IT. He attended Liverpool John Moores University as a mature student and graduated with a 2:1 degree in Computer Studies in 2011. He now works for a water industry consultancy company in Birkenhead.
He served as a Wirral Borough Councillor from 2000 to 2011, originally winning a seat to represent Greasby, Frankby and the Newton and Grange parts of West Kirby, which had previously been a Conservative stronghold. After boundary changes in 2004 he represented Greasby, Frankby and Irby Ward. During his time as a councillor he served as the Liberal Democrat Council Group's spokesperson on Culture, which covered libraries, leisure centres and parks, and also as spokesperson on Audit and Risk Management.
As a lifelong local resident Peter is well aware of the issues that affect West Wirral. Over key local issues like the condition of Hoylake beach he would like to see compromise and he wants Wirral's recovery from Covid to create a fairer, greener and safer community. He was disappointed, but not surprised, that the Tory/Labour "old pals act" voted through the council budget, which threatens many local facilities and services.