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About Me

I’m a councillor and cabinet member on Canterbury City Council. I'm also an experienced local Labour campaigner who has been leading campaigns across East Kent for 15 years: from fighting to keep our hospitals safe, to saving our local children's centres. Although I now live in Whitstable, I've lived in both Canterbury and by the seaside here over the last twenty years.

As well as being a councillor, I'm a teacher (I run writing workshops in schools across Kent) and a part-time graduate student at the University of Kent. I'm also a mum to three young children, including one child with complex special needs (SEND). Fighting for better outcomes for children and families with SEND is something that is something both personal and political for me: an underfunded system for diagnoses and support, is failing people right across the UK, but particularly in Kent. 

My experience

My Priorities

Although Kent has been hard hit by Conservative chaos over the past 13 years, these are the areas where I focus most of my campaigning

Tackling the Cost of Living 

From the cost of childcare, to the cost of food and rent. I will prioritise action that puts people first.

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Retaining Local NHS Services and Improving Outcomes

We need to ensure the recommendations of the Kirkup Report are followed.

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Cleaning Up Our Seas & Protecting Green Spaces 

I will work relentlessly to expand our parks, protect our Sites of Special Scientific Interest

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Achieving World Class Schools

As a teacher, education is my number one priority.

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Investing in Frontline Public Services for Kent

After 12 years of Tory cuts, we need investment in our public services.

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Latest news

Always Jam Tomorrow: There's no credible economic or environmental case for the proposed cargo hub at Manston....

Another job-creating, environmentally friendly vision for the space is possible; one that will create...

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The Fight Back (Again) - Save Kent's Children's Centres

The failings of history repeat themselves under the Tories. 35 children's centres across Kent are threatened...

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Kent County Council offers a SEND service that is a navel-gazing, child-failing, parent-shaming mess

Today, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission published their findings from a revisit to the failing...

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Manston is a Government Failure of Epic Proportions – Here’s What Went Wrong

The government’s failure at Manston is a failure of massive proportions. It is a failure of planning...

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Mothers and Babies in East Kent Need to Know They are Safe – My Response to the Kirkup Report

Yesterday saw the publication of a stark and upsetting report into the care provided to women and babies...

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