I am a proud mum of two teenage children and live just a few miles away from the constituency boundary while having my own business in Southport. I'm also a qualified teacher who still does supply work in classrooms on occasion. In 2016 I was Mayor in West Lancs after being a councillor there since 2011. Previously I'd been a Hertsmere councillor, 1996-'99.
I first stood for Southport in 2015 and we doubled our vote here. In 2017 we nearly did it again, coming second with the largest share of the vote Labour has ever had here.
What I bring is a long and real record of campaigning on local issues for local people.
From fighting for our hospital and improving its services, which got the backing of the local NHS trust chief; to helping save a local park or helping get car parking charges reduced and lots more besides - I've taken on local issues for the benefit of our community here for years and am also working with prominent business people and political leaders to revitalise the town.
We will bring real change... and Southport desperately needs it after being on the Lib Dem /Tory treadmill going nowhere for far too long.
We're a people-powered movement.
Be a part of it.