Chris ThomasI have lived in Norwich since 1983, have lived in Mile Cross ward since 2007. I was an elected to Norwich City Council from 1992 for Town Close Ward and represented the residents of the ward for 16 years.

Outside of politics, I help to run the Norwich Beer Festival a very popular event at St Andrews Hall at the end of October each year. The event is organised by the Norwich & Norfolk Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale and I am a member of the Branch committee.

I started working for Barclays Bank in 1979 and have continued to work for the Bank in Norwich, to this year which will represent 39 years of service July this year.

In my spare time is also help to organise Norwich Open Christmas, a recently registered charity that provides a meal and a warm welcome on Christmas day for those in need.