Hal has been a resident of Keynsham since 2000. A member of the Liberal Democrats for several years, he is a firm believer of their liberal values. After serving as a Keynsham town councillor for a year, it inspired Hal to become more involved. If elected to the council, Hal would oppose further building around the Keynsham area until the necessary supporting facilities are provided, such as better roads, the extension of A4174, and bettering public transport services. Hal wants to maintain the protective green belt land, as well as encouraging more business and art initiatives to expand on the success of the Keynsham Music Festival. Both of Hal’s children attended Wellsway School. Hal himself is a graduate of the University of Bath, earning his PhD in Statistics.
Hal has been a researcher, the Director of the Institute of Food Research, and has started a global consulting business in 2000. He is a grower and retailer of Christmas trees in Shepton Mallet. All of his past experiences has confirmed his belief that the people of Keynsham need stronger representation on the BANES council.