Ray was first elected to the Town Council 20 years ago and has served on every administration since.

A very successful town mayor in 2011/12, Ray repeats this role in 2015/16 and is looking forward to attending many town events.

Stapleford has been home to Ray and his wife, Maureen for the last 40 years. Both of his children attended Fairfield and George Spencer Schools. Ray has a long association with Fairfield School where he has been a school governor for over 16 years.

Now retired from his career in the building industry Ray keeps busy coaching badminton, working his allotment and is involved in a number of clubs and societies both in Stapleford and further afield.

Representing Stapleford South West Ward Ray is currently the leader of the Labour Group on the Town Council. Ray also represents Stapleford Southwest at Broxtowe Borough Council.