Coming from a working class family who’ve lived in Belvedere for over 40 years, education and social mobility are extremely important to me. Being the first in my family to go to University, I want to ensure that more people in Belvedere have the opportunities to fulfil their potential, academically or vocationally, no matter what their background.
I have always been community minded, being involved in the Scouts from a young age. I have professional experience helping vulnerable young adults and I’m aware of the vital importance of improving access to mental health facilities.
I want to ensure that Belvedere has a strong voice and is put firmly at the front and centre in the council, especially at this time when the borough is focusing on regeneration and growth.
If elected, Belvedere will have a local lad ready to fight its corner every day for the next 4 years.
The village is the heart of Belvedere.
I have lived in Belvedere for over seventy years where I was brought up and received an education which enabled me to become an engineer and surveyor. So my heart is in Belvedere.
Both my parents and grandparents were shopkeepers in the village.
Prior to retirement, my last 13 years of employment were at Canary Wharf.
If elected I would strive to make sure that the views of all those, young and old, who have made or wish to make their home in any part of the New Belvedere Ward, are heard by those who have to make decisions in the Council.
The good things we have in the Ward, particularly our green spaces, should be preserved and I believe that national and London problems must not be solved at the expense of the existing local amenities that Belvedere residents enjoy.
I live with my husband Neill in Welling and having been a Bexley resident most of my life.
I was a pupil at Bedonwell Primary School and then Erith School where I met lots of friends with whom I am still in regular contact. I work in Central London and am the Director of a small market research company having starting there as an admin assistant back in 1993.
I’m a keen gym goer and can often be found flipping tyres and lifting heavy objects at strongman classes!
If elected to Bexley Council I will be readily accessible to residents and work hard to address their concerns. My particular interests include tackling anti-social behaviour, working with the police to ensure residents can feel safe and secure in their own homes and the care of our most vulnerable residents. I love Bexley and want to help ensure it continues to be a borough in which people enjoy living.