About me

Hi there, thanks very much for visiting my website.

I’m a Labour Councillor and work for an education campaigning organisation.

I’m deeply proud of my roots in Lincolnshire, though I have lived in London for years now.

I studied economic history at university, gaining a First 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.

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My great political passion is supporting families with young children. I volunteer every week in the fantastic Wembley Primary School, where I am also proud to be Vice-Chair of Governors. Great schools and great teachers are vital, but families often need an additional helping hand so I’m also a huge supporter of Sure Start Children’s Centres.

But my two greatest loves are my young son and Lincoln City Football Club!

 

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