I’m a writer and political researcher (as well as being mum to three young children). I also volunteer as a primary school governor and for the Kent St John Ambulance and in those hours left over (!) I run a laptop refurbishment project for families in need. I am also on the Executive of Labour Campaign for Electoral Reform and involved with the national project Mums for Lungs.
Before moving to work in politics I was a secondary school English teacher for ten years. During holidays I often squeezed in some exam marking, or textbook copy-writing to help top up my wage.
I’ve lived in various places across the South East: Brighton, Horsham, Sydenham in London before setting in Kent to raise my family.