Helping people to live better lives
I’m your Labour councillor for Central Milton Keynes, which includes the areas of Oldbrook, Conniburrow, Bradwell Common and Central Milton Keynes. I’ve lived in this area for 27 years, and raised a family here. I consider Milton Keynes to be my home. This is a wonderful place to be. However, I’m very aware that there are people who struggle with their lives, and I have been doing my best to help improve their situations.
I have been a member of the Labour party for over 25 years, and have been a councillor in Milton Keynes for 4 years now. I am a member of the Housing and Communities Select Committee, and the Joint Negotiating Committee (Employers side). In addition, over the last year, I’ve been a member of the Licencing, Adult Social Care and Standards Committees. I held the post of secretary of Milton Keynes Council for 2 years. I’ve also been a parish councillor and a school governor.
I’m a trade unionist who believes in the core values of my union. These include affordable housing, education for all, employment with decent pay and conditions, rights at work, and the right to a living wage. I’m committed to helping people to cope with any problems they have. Community is everything.
Living in Conniburrow, I am actively involved in the ‘Big Local Conniburrow’ scheme, which aims to “transform the area into a place where people choose to live and contribute, to support residents and build a proud, empowered and cohesive community where strong and positive relationships are developed for all”. As a community, we have worked hard and achieved a number of successes, including improving the environment in which we live, and organising events to bring people together.
These are difficult times, and people are feeling squeezed. The Labour party offers opportunities to change this. I believe that the only way forward is to hold true to our core values of fairness and equality, and I will continue to give a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. I welcome the opportunity to continue to help those that are struggling in austere times, and to deal with the issues that affect our everyday lives.
I hold a drop-in surgery from 9.30 on the first Saturday of each month, at Oldbrook Centre. You don’t need an appointment, so please drop by to discuss the issues that affect you. I enjoy hearing your views and concerns, and find it so humbling when I knock on doors, and people want to talk to me. I want to be contactable, and work for the people that have voted for me.
You can contact me on:
Telephone: 01908 395433