About Martin


Thank you for taking the time to visit my website and learn a little more about me. I was born and raised in Cleethorpes, being educated locally at Havelock School and Grimsby College. In 2004, after 6 years of study as a part-time student at Lincoln University, I earned my B.A. degree in politics with honours.

I have always lived in the Grimsby/Cleethorpes area, and have been a passionate supporter of Grimsby Town since my first game in the Osmond stand versus Norwich in 1959 with my parents.

Prior to taking up the position of Constituency Agent to Edward Leigh MP in 1994, I worked in the printing industry and retail trade in the Cleethorpes area.

My passion for public service has given me 25 years of experience as a councillor, representing Scartho Ward in North East Lincolnshire, including six years as the Cabinet Member for Environmental Services.

I was elected as Member of Parliament for the constituency of Cleethorpes in May 2010.

Along with serving as a local councillor I have until recently served the local community as a churchwarden.

Outside of politics I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter, reading (mainly politics, history and religion), railways, travel, the Church/religion, football & cricket, and music.

I continue to look forward to serving the people of the Cleethorpes constituency. Please feel free to let me know when I can be of service.