I was born in Cadishead in Salford. However I moved to Trafford when I was 5 years of age and have lived in this area ever since.
I really got interested in politics and our communities when my daughters came into the world in my mid 20s. Life and decisions made by politicians seemed much more important to me when I had children and all that extra responsibility of looking after someone other than myself.
My community and neighbours suddenly became really important and I decided I shouldn't just complain on the sidelines but actually get involved in trying to improve things. That's the moment I decided to join the Labour Party and get involved in politics. A number of years later I put myself forward as a candidate in the local elections and after 3 attempts I was finally elected as Councillor for Urmston Ward in the late 1980s. I represented Urmston until 2004 when the boundaries were changed. I was duly selected to stand in Gorse Hill and have represented this Ward ever since, and very proud to do so.
What are your priorities as our councillor?
What drives you?
I am passionate in wanting to help to improve our neighbourhood and to help people who need support, particularly those that may have not had the life chances that others maybe have had. Recognising it's vital for Councillors to represent and support ALL people they represent.
I am also passionate about fighting for values such as justice for all, peace and life chances for everyone.
If you need help and support please do not hesitate to contact me at any time.
I am really angry that the Tories have washed their hands of so many precious services and of our communities.