It is a great honour to be an advocate for everybody in Stroud and an ambassador for the constituency as the Member of Parliament. On a personal note, I am married and my husband and I are both slaves to our cats.
I grew up in North Yorkshire and I was state school educated. Aged 17, I moved down south while applying for a job as a legal secretary.
I worked my way up to qualify as a Solicitor. While working full time as a legal assistant, I studied in the evenings and attended law school at the weekends. I was proud to be personally listed in the Legal 500 rankings as a highly recommended solicitor and part of the number one family law team in the Thames Valley. In 2016, after 17 years in law, I decided to pursue a career in policy and politics.
Head of Policy
I am the Head of Policy and Communications for a fabulous charity, OnePlusOne. We are a national charity and since 1971 we have been dedicated to strengthening families and relationships. We are committed to providing in
depth research and create evidence based training programmes and digital
I work closely with other charities, politicians, civil servants, think tanks and local authorities. OnePlusOne also has decades of experience with the family justice system and CAFCASS. Recent projects: Relationships and Sex Education, parental conflict, no fault divorce research, separating parents information and creating a virtual relationship support environment.
Politics and Campaigning
In 2014, I won the election to be the Councillor for Frognal and Fitzjohn’s ward, in the London Borough of Camden and stood down in 2018. In the snap General Election of 2017, I was the parliamentary candidate for Bermondsey and Old Southwark in the London Borough of Southwark.
In August 2018, I won the highly contested selection to become the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Stroud. You can follow my work for Stroud in my news and campaigns sections of this website.
I also served as a school governor for Fitzjohn’s Primary school and volunteer for Scrubditch Care Farm in Gloucestershire.