I have lived in Manor and Tangier ward for 12 years and I work in the ward, for the NHS, at Musgrove Hospital. I have been a HCA for 8 years, dedicated to patient care and working with people from all backgrounds. Up until 2010, I worked for Taunton Deane Borough Council in planning admin, gaining experience of the planning process and using my degree in geography and history. I am a member of the Royal College of Nursing and the Electoral Reform Society and active in Taunton Amnesty.
I have a record of campaigning on local environmental issues such as bus provision and cycle paths eg submitting a petition with 1,000 signatures in favour of pedestrianisation on Sundays and better cycle routes. I have been supporting the Taunton Area Cycling Campaign and I am pleased that Taunton has obtained Garden Town status. Over the last few years I have been used to working cross-party in a number of organisations including Compass and Make Votes Matter. I strongly believe in enhancing our green spaces, improving public transport and the provision of more social and affordable housing.
I will listen and act on the views of local residents.