I was was born in Buckie, Banffshire. I moved to Telford over 30 years ago.
Although, I am proud of my Scottish heritage, I consider myself to be a local.
Over the years I have been keen to foster good community relationships. In 2015, I was fortunate enough to be elected as a Public Governor, for Midlands Partnership NHS Trust (MPFT). I was re-elected for a second, 3 year term of office in 2018. I have a keen interest supporting those with mental health issues and their carers.
I am new to the ways of a Parish Councillor. However, I believe my role as a Governor will stand me in good stead, as I not afraid to, challenge or question decisions to ensure the needs of the community are heard and met.
I am a trustee of the Telford Mental Health Forum and Co-Chair, a trustee of the Carers Partnership Board for Telford & Wrekin. A Director of Challenging Perceptions, a charity for young people to explore and address mental health issues and wellbeing.
I am looking forward to the new challenge of being a Councillor for Donnington East Ward.