I am a Registered Nurse and a District Councillor representing a rural and diverse community. Served on the Improvement and Review Commission for two years. Currently Deputy Cabinet member for Engagement & Strategy and member of the Personnel and Development Committee.
I volunteer with the local Healthwatch to share and work with residents to signpost, advocate and influence health and social care providers so services are designed to meet local needs. I have been a full time mother, the chair of a Parents Teachers Association and a parent governor at a local school. I volunteered for almost two years at the Citizens’ Advice Bureau.
The knowledge, skills and experience of doing these work and having these responsibilities have made me realise just how important our public representatives are. The work is often challenging and requires much more listening than talking. It is important for representatives to take the time to hear what everyone has to say, so that they can genuinely represent the views of their constituents. Everyone deserves to be fairly represented at all levels of government.