I was born in Tiverton Hospital and educated at Tiverton High School.
I have a science degree plus over 30 years’ experience working in local industry. I am now a Director at Heathcoat Fabrics working on projects as diverse as protective clothing for our armed forces, fabrics used in green energy systems and parachute fabrics for NASA missions to Mars.
I was brought up on a tenant farm, giving me a good understanding of rural issues, and have close family members and friends working in the frontline NHS who keep me informed about healthcare issues.
We need more affordable housing, improved care provision, better educational outcomes from our schools and more employment opportunities in Tiverton West.
The Blue Wall of Conservative councillors in Devon has allowed government spending in our county on economic infrastructure, schools and healthcare to fall far below the national average. The Labour Party is now the only credible alternative that can reverse the decline of local services.
That’s why I decided to join the Labour Party at the end of 2019 and to stand for election in Tiverton West in 2021.
I hope that you will give me the opportunity to be your representative on Devon County Council so that I can work for the benefit of people of Tiverton West and the whole of Devon by addressing the issues that are important to our town and our families.