Sandy is one of the four East of England Constituency Party representatives on the National Policy Forum. He serves on the Transport Commission. Sandy is also the Leader of the Labour Group (Opposition) on Suffolk County Council. He is a member of UNITE the Union, Socialist Environment & Resource Association, the Fabians, the Cooperative Party, LGBT Labour, Labour Campaign for Electoral Reform, Labour Movement for Europe and Labour Coast & Country. In 2014 Sandy stood as the 3rd place candidate for our Region for the European Parliament.