I was born in Lancashire before moving to rural Cumbria as a small child and, after a short spell in New Zealand, I moved to this area in 2005. I now live in Heysham with my husband and two kids. In my spare time I like to grow my own fruit and veg or relax with a good book. I worked in catering for many years before going to uni as a mature student and I’m now a project manager and engagement facilitator, having worked in public health and for a small business. I have also worked supporting relatives of people with severe mental illness.
I believe in a country where people are supported to thrive. Where people have a good education, a decent job, a warm home and the makings of a good life. Unfortunately as a direct result of the Conservative Government, not everyone has that.
My life experiences as a mum, as a carer, as a low paid worker and as a public servant have all informed my work in politics and my membership of the Labour Party.
What I offer
I work hard, I am persistent, and I bring in a wide range of skills from both my experience as a councillor and also from my work life. I have been a county councillor since 2016 and it has been a great pleasure and an honour to serve my community. I’m an active councillor and I have helped many people get solutions to their problems.
As a County Councillor I have made positive changes, introducing bus services, protecting children’s education, fighting for our NHS and standing up for my residents. I advocate for my constituents without fear or favour, no matter who’s in power. I hope to be part of a Labour Government so I can enact our policies and make improvements for people not only in Morecambe and Lunesdale but across the country.