Epsom has been a part of my life for many years; from driving out to the downs as a child at the weekend to being lucky enough to move here 15 years ago. I have spent those years living in the Epsom Town & Downs division. I have experienced Epsom as a commuter, a mother and a business owner.
I spent my early years in the Army, I then worked in the city in finance until I left to start a family. My three children go to Wallace Fields Junior school where I have been a school governor and PTA member for many years. I am currently studying for my Law degree while volunteering in the community to help where I can during these difficult times. I am proud to say I am also a director of Invicta Academy, a charity that has worked with Epsom College to provide free online learning to children across Surrey.
I genuinely love where I live and have been at the forefront of campaigns to get a café and facilities in Alexandra Park and move polling stations out of local schools. I am also a very keen cricketer having kept wicket for Surrey. When I moved to Epsom they didn’t have a ladies team so I started one and now they have many Surrey players of their own.
I want to be a councillor so I can carry on working in the community, be a champion for residents and get the things done they want done. I want to protect our beautiful rural areas, I want to be a coherent voice for keeping services at Epsom Hospital, I want to bring imagination to the high street as it recovers from the pandemic.
But I think to be truly representative you need to listen to residents and not get entrenched in a single vision that’s why I will hold the borough council to account and work hard to oppose their entirely unsuitable plans for high-rise developments in Epsom.
I feel very lucky to live in such a beautiful part of Surrey and would be so proud to represent the people who live here.