The Councillor was a colleague of Deirdre Barlow at Weatherfield Town Hall in 1988. On a day when they got out of work early for a change, he suggested to Deirdre that they go for a drink, and offered to drop her off at Rosamund Street, but she declined both offers, claiming she preferred to walk home to clear her head. In actuality, she was going to visit Mike Baldwin to persuade him to drop his libel case against Ken.