Harry was first elected as County Councillor for Malling West in 2017 and reelected in 2021. He has lived in Wrotham for the past 38 years. He has been active in local government since 1985 either as a Parish or Tonbridge & Malling Borough Councillor, with a strong record as a vigorous countryside campaigner. As Chairman of the Tonbridge & Malling District Committee of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England 2009-2014 he jointly lead the campaign to protect our Green Belt from encroachment by a huge block works and more recently lead the successful campaign by the Combined Malling West Parish Councils, to stop a sub-standard Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council Draft Local Plan, creating a huge built development (Borough Green Gardens) on the Green Belt and in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. He continues to campaign vigorously for a full local motorway interchange with the M25 in the vicinity of Junction five to greatly improve the quality of life for the residents of Borough Green, Ightham and St Mary’s Platt by providing relief from existing heavy traffic, particularly HGVs, along the A25 through these villages.
He intends to use his long experience and contacts to improve local services and in particular local roads. He is a countryside champion and opposes inappropriate mineral extraction in Malling West. Of his election pledges, he said "I will bring the full resources of KCC to complete my campaign to rid local residents of the harmful environmental impact of inappropriate HGV ‘fly parking’ along the A20 and A227 corridors. I support the establishment of new grammar schools."
Now retired, he was a shipowner, freight contractor and ship broker with offices in Kent and London. Married to Audrey for over forty-five years, with two adult daughters who now work and reside in the Midlands.