I have been a Stevenage Borough Councillor in Longmeadow since 2016 and the Hertfordshire County Councillor for Broadwater since 2017. I live in both electoral areas and find that this gives me a good insight into the priorities and issues facing local residents on a daily basis.
I am the Deputy Executive Member for Resources and Performance at Hertfordshire County Council. In this role I work to ensure that County Council services such as highways, schools and adult social care are properly funded to ensure a quality service is provided for local people.
On Stevenage Borough Council I hold the position of Shadow Executive Member for Resources. In this role I scrutinise Labour's spending decisions and analyse whether taxpayers are getting value for money. I am a keen supporter of the Taxpayers' Alliance. I want to make sure that Stevenage remains an excellent place to live, work and travel and continues to lead the way in the anticipated economic and employment growth of Hertfordshire.
I have increased majorities in both my Council seats this year (2021) and as the newly elected Deputy Chair Political & Campaigning I hope to pass on my experience in campaigning and winning seats for future candidates. I aim to remove Labour's majority on SBC with community focused candidates, policies and campaigns in order to increase our influence over the running of the Council.