Labour activist for Queen Edith's
I am the Labour Party candidate for Queen Edith’s for Cambridge City Council. A Birdwood Road resident, I am an international education specialist for the Cambridge Partnership for Education, which is involved in education reform projects worldwide. I am also a school governor and am acutely aware of the problems facing local schools, particularly the funding challenges facing Queen Edith’s, Queen Emma (where my daughter attended until last year), Netherhall and elsewhere.
I first joined the Labour Party in 1991. I’m a Labour member and activist because I believe that our society works best when we work together collectively, for the good of everyone.
I believe strongly that the priorities for Cambridgeshire County Council should be to ensure that all children at these schools receive the funding they need to excel in their studies, and that no child is left behind after missing out on so much of their learning in the past year, particularly those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and those from disadvantaged backgrounds..
I would also like to ensure that nature reserves such as Nine Wells are preserved at all costs, that new local housing developments such as GB1 and GB2 are planned sustainably, and that young people in Queen Edith’s have access to affordable housing and good employment prospects.
These are some of the issues that residents of Queen Edith’s talk about when I meet them or speak to them on the phone. This year has seen a renewed sense of belonging to our communities and to the unique local areas that make Cambridgeshire a great place to live. These elections are important because Cambridgeshire needs representatives who share this renewed belief in the power of community.