I feel extremely lucky to be a part of such a friendly, vibrant community here in Hayfield and New Mills. I want to work on your behalf as your Derbyshire County Councillor to give something back to our area.
Before retiring, I was a teacher and worked as a negotiating secretary for the National Education Union. I now maintain my links with education by serving as a governor at two of our local primary schools.
I am a keen hillwalker, gardener and beekeeper and am actively involved with environmental groups in both New Mills and Hayfield. I have campaigned for Fairtrade for many years and helped re-launch our New Mills Fairtrade group.