Welcome to my website
As Vice Chair and Campaign Coordinator for Northeast Hertfordshire CLP, I was delighted with our results across North Herts District Council. We took a ward in Letchworth and took control of Letchworth Area Committee. We took another ward in Hitchin (where I was the parliamentary candidate in 2015) and took control of Hitchin Area Committee. We saw dramatic swings to Labour in a number of wards.
But I was born in Nuneaton and my family is from Copeland. So I know we have our work cut out to win power in parliament.
We need to take our policy-making process out of SW1A and our political conferences out of WC1B and closer to the people whose support we need to win. Good policymaking starts on the doorstep listening to the complexities of people’s lives and we need practical solutions that will deliver real and lasting transformation for their families and communities.
But, above all, voters on Keir Hardie Avenue are looking to us to defeat the Tories and reverse their policies in parliament. We cannot let them down.
I had a remarkable experience at church this morning. The preacher mentioned Lyn Edwards and the Shackles Off projects at Seascale Methodist Church. I know that project – and I’ve met Lyn. We worked together on a joint church youth event at what is now Whitehaven Academy. I had put together a drama based on the Columbine Shooting. We shared our stories about how we had ended up in Cumbria. I was struck by how God had brought so many people – including me – to the area in such miraculous ways. (more…)