Being one of several generations of my family who have lived in Peterborough I have an extensive knowledge of the area. Having lived in Stanground for almost 20 years I have been actively involved in the community for a number of years. I am also a member of Unite and Coop Party.
Having a realistic approach in tackling today’s issues, I feel it is important to be in touch with real people who have real concerns, I believe that people from different social backgrounds are all as important as each other.
Being fully supportive of creating sustainable communities I would like to see local authorities and organisations using local companies therefore creating local jobs and creating an upturn in the local economy. As Chair of the local Neighbourhood Police Panel, I had been working with Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Peterborough City Council to set up a series of youth projects in order to tackle anti-social behaviour. I also helped to set the Police priorities for the southern sector area. As chair of the Stanground Youth Project group we were successful in getting the Stanground Skate park built.
I was previously a governor at Stanground College and St Johns Primary School prior to them both becoming academies.
I will continue to support local businesses, pensioner groups and young people while continuing to look at ways to improve the quality of life in our community. In May 2010 I stood as a Parliamentary Candidate in the General Election representing the North West Cambs Constituency Labour Party. I have also stood as a local candidate for Stanground Central previously and on one occasion narrowly missed out to the leader of Peterborough City Council Marco Cereste in the May 2011 elections.
In August of this year I was honored to have been selected to fight the seat for Labour in North East Hertfordshire which has come very close for Labour on several occasions.
I hold 3 Current Enhanced CRB Certificates, Peterborough City Council, Ofsted and the NHS
Some of my current positions held in the community
Labour’s Candidate in Orton Longueville Ward Peterborough City May 2016
Former Parliamentary Candidate for North East Hertfordshire (Unite endorsed) 2015
Farcet Parish Councillor & Vice Chair
Member of LFIG (Labour Finance and Industry Group)
Deputy Lead Governor of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT)
Member of Unite the Union
Member of Anglia Co op Party Council
Vice Chair Cambs County Trade Union Council
Volunteer Youth Worker Peterborough City Council
I don’t just pop up at election time, I am active all year round making a difference to peoples lives as an unpaid volunteer, not just locally and surrounding area but throughout the county and the Eastern Region.
I won’t make false promises but I will guarantee to work with you to make a difference