My family moved to Leigh-on-Sea from West Ham in 1955 when I was a 6 week old baby. Apart from 4 years away from home when training to be a teacher, and a brief spell living in Sydney, Australia, I have lived in Leigh-on-Sea all my life. I attended Chalkwell Hall School and Westcliff High School for Girls.
I have a daughter, a brother and other family members also living in Leigh. I became a Councillor in 2015 and am finding the role very interesting.
My career has been in education and I have a particular interest in Special Educational Needs.
My hobbies include reading, yoga and walking along our wonderful seafront. I have recently joined the U3A and am making the most of the groups running at Leigh Community Centre.