Alyson has lived in the Rossendale & Darwen constituency for almost 32 years - her children were brought up here and Alyson lives in Crawshawbooth, with her husband Paul who works as a Project Manager within the construction industry. She has two grown-up children – a teacher and a student, two grandchildren and an elderly labrador called Blue.
She has been representing Goodshaw ward on Rossendale Borough Council since 1999. Alyson has been the Leader of Rossendale Council since 2011 - a role she has found both rewarding and frustrating. She was also a Lancashire County Councillor until the 2016 election. Alyson’s background is the charity sector focusing on housing regeneration.
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