I have lived in Horndean for 29 years and my children attended local schools. I have a history of community involvement as a school PTA member, a trustee of the Horndean Community Association and a founder member of the Horndean Independent Youth Association (HIYA). For the past five years I have been a governor at a nearby primary school. A former accountant, last year I decided it was time for a change and took early retirement.
I am very concerned about the effects of climate change and applaud the efforts of the young people who took time off school to protest that their future was being put in jeopardy. We need to do more to improve the sustainability of homes built in the district and provide affordable homes to rent. I want to help shape the future of our community by working with and listening to local residents.