Hi, thanks very much for visiting my website.
I’m a Labour Councillor and a passionate campaigner for Sure Start Children’s Centres.
I grew up in Lincolnshire and the beautiful city of Lincoln will always be home. I studied economic history at university, gaining a First Class degree from the LSE before completing an MA at the University of Warwick.
I then spent a successful decade working as a project manager in the public and voluntary sectors, specialising in supporting people into work and regenerating disadvantaged communities.
However I grew frustrated at endless bureaucracy and funding cuts – and I became increasingly restless to do more to support the communities I was working in. So in 2012 I stood for election to my local council and was very proud to be elected by the wonderful communities of Barnhill and Chalkhill. A year later I was elected Lead Councillor for Children and Families, then Deputy Leader of the Council.
My great political passion is supporting families with young children. Prior to becoming a Councillor I had been a governor of my local Sure Start Centre and I was appalled at the impact of heartless Government cuts on these priceless services. In response I established Labour Friends of Sure Start to support communities fighting for their Children’s Centres and to ensure that Sure Start remains high up the political agenda.
Away from politics I’m proud to be Vice-Chair of Governors of the fantastic Wembley Primary School and a Director of On The Record, a superb community interest company. But my greatest passion of all is Lincoln City Football Club!