Where did you grow up?
On a scale of 1-10 rank how happy you are with your lot?
What would it take to get this to 10?
Being able to visit our family in Melbourne.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Policeman or teacher.
If you could give one bit of advice to your 18-year-old self, what would it be?
Chill out and be more open minded.
When was the last time you cried and why?
Reading my baby daughter a story (happy tears).
What’s your greatest achievement?
Being elected as a councillor for Dunbar last year.
What three things would you still like to do before you die?
Travel more in the USA, live for a few weeks (or months) in a nice country hotel somewhere in the Highlands, get an upgrade on a long haul flight.
What’s your favourite food?
Where was the last place you went on holiday?
What was the last book you read?
I’ve been working my way through a biography of President Lyndon Johnston for a while now.
What’s the biggest fib you’ve ever told?
Probably saying “I’m fine” when I’m not.
If you ruled the world, what single act would you carry out?
Abolish vast numbers of politicians (starting in Brussels).
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Name three guests, dead or alive, that you’d have at your fantasy dinner party?
My wife, my daughter and no-one else.
Who or what is your greatest inspiration?
What’s your most embarrassing moment?
First attempt at a best man’s speech in front of 300 people.
Do you have any regrets?
What makes you see red?
Dishonesty and arrogance.
In no more than five words, write your own epitaph?
True to his word.