A Stapleford lad, his family has been resident in Stapleford for many years. John is married and both his daughters attended George Spencer Academy. Well known for his commitment to local youth football and other community events.

For a number of years John was employed at Toton Sidings but now splits his time between working as a postman and as a publican.

John was first elected to both the town council and Broxtowe Borough Council in 2007 and has served on both continuously, being re-elected in 2015. He represents the South West Ward.