I came to Glossop in 1988 at the age of 15 having moved from Whitby but I was actually born in Devon .I attended Glossop Comprehensive School for the last three terms of my secondary education and then for two years at High Peak College where I studied Art. Then I went on to study Media Production, Television and Video Competence at the Workers Film Association in Manchester. In 1996 I went into Advertising, Media Planning and Buying and worked in various agencies and have worked on marketing projects with local firms. I have a keen interest in politics and local issues and hold various offices in High Peak Labour Party. I have been nominated and confirmed as their candidate for the Derbyshire County Council Elections-Etherow Ward in May 2017.
I am interested in adult social care as it is an issue close to my heart having a brother and niece with Down’s syndrome. Regarding my interest in education I was brought up and surrounded by schools and all matters educational. My grandmother was a primary head teacher, my aunt was a school secretary and my father was a Primary Head and his last post before retiring was at New Mills Primary School. Whilst I was growing up the only newspapers in my home were The Guardian and the Times Educational Supplement.
I have various interests including Art, Photography, Cooking, Technology, Football and Walking. Currently my physical activities are curtailed through a knee injury but I look forward to playing a significant role in all aspects as a Governor of Hadfield Infant School.