Why I’m running
Passionate about supporting fairness and equality, I am committed to a society where everyone has the same opportunities irrespective of their gender, ethnicity or background. I have always worked tirelessly to champion these ideals in every role I've held, whether as a union leader, midwife, or lecturer. This aim can best be achieved for the largest number of people by having members of parliament who are strong, hard-working people, dedicated to positive change. People, in fact, like me.
I am a practicing midwife and midwifery lecturer, and have first hand knowledge of both the education and health systems. As union president for the past three years, I have worked hard to defend the rights of members, whilst building constructive, mutually respectful relationships with the employer. A member of the Labour party since 2016, I started the Canterbury Labour women's branch, which I chair, and was elected as co-chair of Labour women's council, a role I have held since 2018.