Marc was raised in a small rural Lincolnshire village and has always lived in Lincolnshire.
Marc has a wide range of experience including many years assisting with people with housing issues, running his own successful businesses and as a board member for Lincoln Business Improvement Group (Lincoln BIG), on Lincolnshire’s Drainage Boards, Investors in Lincoln, the Brayford Trust and as a School Governor.
His interest in public service started with getting involved in a range of local community groups and campaigning for improvements to the local area. He has helped to set up youth groups, sat on residents' panels working with police to deal with crime and anti-social behaviour and has been a school governor at two schools, one mainstream and one helping primary aged children with behavioural challenges.
Marc has previously been Deputy Leader for the City of Lincoln Council and Executive Member for Finance at Lincolnshire County Council, overseeing the circa £1 billion annual budget as well as being responsible for 123 farms across the county covering some 20,000 acres giving him huge insight into rural challenges.
Elected in 2016 to be the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire, Marc has dedicated himself tirelessly to the role. He has taken Lincolnshire Police from the brink of bankruptcy to a financially stable service for Lincolnshire with record Police Officer recruitment, major investments in technology to keep the Force one step ahead of criminals and keep communities safer. The Force can now boast of having amongst the best 101, 999 call-taking times in the country, enviable response times for emergencies and a plan for improving things even further.
Passionate about reducing re-offending and the number of victims of crime, Marc has targeted funding to tackle repeat offending and championed a number of national initiatives including rolling out the counties first ever mandatory alcohol tagging programme through Lincolnshires' courts. He has also pushed for tougher action against emerging drugs such as Spice and Mamba as well as leading on changes to the law to further protect victims of crime.
Marc is seeking your support on 6th May to continue the work of transforming your police force into being the finest in the country and to make Lincolnshire the safest place to live, work and visit.