We all want to live in better, safer and more connected communities and that is why I’m standing as a candidate for North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner.
As a lifelong Labour party member, a dedicated trade unionist and disability campaigner, I can speak up for the vulnerable, overlooked and marginalised.
A self-employed single parent, I support three children as a TV screenwriter and lecturer at Leeds University. I began as a journalist on local stories and progressed to working as a news editor at ITV Calendar before writing BAFTA award-winning dramas which highlight important social issues. Running my own television production company, I collaborate with people at all levels, empowering teams to work effectively and managing the finances to enable this.
As the mother of a child with complex disabilities, I’ve spent decades successfully fighting to improve opportunities and services for people like my son. In my role as a Trustee of Choice Support I help oversee the multi-million pound budgets through which this national charity supports those with autism and learning disabilities.
I have lived in York for twenty five years and over the past decade I have witnessed our emergency services struggle to meet our expectations due to the government’s slashing of their budgets. If elected as the North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner I’ll ensure we work better together to improve services.
Fight for a fairer funding deal for North Yorkshire and for our frontline heroes Embed the Fire and Rescue Service in the heart of our communities Adopt a ‘Violence against Women and Girls’ strategy Focus on eliminating county lines dealing Target fraud and cybercrimes against the elderly.
I am ready to be the voice of North Yorkshire residents and a champion for our frontline heroes.
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