Barry has been an active Councillor and Community Campaigner for nearly 25 years having served as both a District and County Councillor. It is this experience that make him the ideal candidate to represent the Clavering Division. Over the years he has been a Cabinet Member; Chairman of the influential Business and Property Committee and he is currently the Chairman of the Infrastructure and Development Committee.
He is currently the County Councillor for Loddon but hopes to succeed his wife Margaret as Councillor for Clavering. He was senior a teacher for forty years retiring from Lynn Grove High School in Gorleston in 2010. He taught Information Technology and Business Studies.