I am pleased and honoured to have the opportunity to serve the County of my birth as the Vice Chair of Cumbria County Council.
I learned to love my county as a child travelling to sporting occasions with my Dad who volunteered as a judge at the big sports days such as Grasmere and Ambleside and at many Hound Trails.
I'm married with two grown up children and have worked mostly in administrative and support roles. For ten years I was the constituency PA to an MP, which gave me an understanding of the importance of effective Local Government in our political system.
It has been my privilege to represent the Kells and Sandwith Division since December 2009. In addition I am a Director of the Whitehaven, Egremont and District Credit Union and a school governor.
My spare time, when I have any, is spent in my allotment, with family or, ineptly but with great pleasure, knitting.