Joe is the Conservative Councillor for Haverhill North on West Suffolk District Council. He has been a public servant for 27 years in education and is currently a Town Councillor for Haverhill North Ward. He has been keen to support developments in the town that improve the quality of life for residents in Haverhill and is a strong advocate for improvements to Health Services in the Town. He also sits on the Patient Participation Group at the Clements and Christmas Maltings Practices. He is passionate about supporting local community groups and celebrating local talent, businesses and services in the area. He is Chairman of the Haverhill Show, a volunteer group tasked with donating money to local charities and good causes.