After becoming active again in the local Labour Party Branch, and being a passionate local resident, I decided that I wanted to do more than just attend meetings so I put myself forward as a candidate at an election and was lucky enough to be elected as a local Councillor. I am now putting myself forward to be a candidate for Norfolk County Council to ensure all residents who would like to vote Labour are able to do so.
I first joined Thetford Town Council in 2015 and was re-elected in 2019 when I was also elected to be a Breckland District Councillor at the same time. I really enjoy being a Councillor and meeting with local residents and hopefully I am able to help make our community a better place.
I am passionate about health and safety and use skills from my career in industry to advise the Council on health and safety matters so that this is given the focus it needs. I was brought up in Thetford and attended Norwich Road School then Thetford Secondary Modern. I am now retired after working at Frank Clarke’s, Nichol Beauty Products and Highland Manufacturing. I have always been a passionate fan of football and played, managed and refereed in the game. I also enjoy walking and reading and spending time with my Grandchildren. I live locally in Thetford and enjoy getting out and about and addressing local issues. Being elected as a Councillor for Burrell Ward was one of the proudest moments in my life.