I grew up in Barnsley and moved to London when I was 18 to join the police. After completing my training I worked as a Police Officer in South East London. I moved to Broomhill in 2013 and Dore in 2018 to be nearer to The Peaks where I love to walk. Since moving to Sheffield I have worked at Sheffield High School for Girls, University Technical College, John Lewis as well running my own pop up shop in The Winter Gardens and volunteering at Broomhill Library for four years. I am married with two grown up children.
If elected in May 2021 I will support and encourage local businesses and will seek to address their concerns. As a user of public transport I will work hard to ensure we have an effective bus service to tempt people out of cars and reduce air pollution. I am particularly concerned that we secure places for our children in local schools. I want to secure and support investment for projects that tackle loneliness in our community and mental health issues especially those affecting young people.
I grew up in Sheffield, but have lived for extended periods in the South-East and in Scotland. I have stood for local council election a number of times and am very glad to represent the Sheffield Conservatives as the Deputy Chair - Political.
I have lived in Sheffield for most of my life and before retirement I worked as a careers adviser. I have always been active in the community and have previously served as a city Councillor, a school and college Governor and trustee of national and local charities. Since retiring I have been active as a volunteer with a city centre church. Sheffield is a great place to live but if we are not to lag behind other major cities we need to do more to attract high quality jobs, improve our physical environment (especially in the city centre) and find solutions to the problems of homelessness and begging. Locally, we need to improve the reliability of public transport ,improve secondary school performance and protect our environment from over- development. It is a while since the Conservative Party was represented on the City Council but I believe that we need people who can bring fresh ideas to bear on the challenges we face. Recently, Sheffield has benefited from the Conservative government's extra funding for parks, street cleaning and measures to tackle anti-social behaviour. Obviously, we face challenging times ahead, but if elected, I will work with the local community to make sure that West Ecclesfield gets its fair share of resources.
I have recently returned to Sheffield after working in various places in the UK and overseas. I have owned my own business for over 20 years and believe everyone should be able to achieve their full potential, regardless of their background.
I was born in Sheffield but grew up in Surrey. I attended the University of Sheffield at 18 and have lived in Sheffield ever since. I run an educational organisation that brings students from across the globe to the UK, teaching British culture and history, whilst at the same time allowing the students to learn from each other and embrace new culture.