I grew up in Worcester and for the last ten years have been living in Claines with my partner and our family.
Although I have enjoyed studying, working and living in other parts of the country, I believe Worcester is a wonderful place to live, to work and spend time with family and friends.
The local community is particularly important to me. I am a member of several local groups, including the Royal British Legion and help with fundraising whenever I can, my most recent walk being for The Alzheimer’s Society.
I am a qualified chartered accountant and work full-time for Worcester Sixth Form College. I have experienced first hand the challenges businesses face today, as well as working for local government and the charitable sector. It is very important to me that small businesses should be able to thrive in Worcester, delivering innovation and providing jobs without being at the mercy of the whims of multinationals.
I love the outdoors and am keen on fitness, running and walking. It’s only when you get out and about that you meet so many amazing people and see all the different facets of our city.
While many politicians get hung up on big, national issues, I also recognise that seemingly small, everyday issues can be what make life miserable or pleasurable for local people. That’s why I have campaigned to sort out planning issues, public transport, bus provision and pavements, as well as taking a stand on issues such as the environment, education and transport.