Brian is a Darwener born and bred. He has lived in Darwen all his life, as do his four children and two grand-children.
He is currently the Darwen Town Council Mayor, and represents the Sunnyhurst Ward on both Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and Darwen Town Council. As well as his Mayoral duties, he is Assistant Executive Member for Health & Adult Social Care at borough level, and the Champion for Mental Health.
Brian has helped organise the Darwen Food Festival for the past 3 years, which have proved to be popular for both residents and visitors.
Brian has served on the Town Council for 4 years and sits on the Darwen Town Centre Partnership Board and the Management Board of Derwent Hall.