“I’ve lived in Simmondley for 20 years and I care very much about the area and issues faced by residents. I’m standing in the council elections because I want to make a tangible difference to everyday lives and give something back to a community and an area that is a fantastic place to live. Huge cuts make it a challenging time for local councils but I would fight for this area and want to become your link with the local authority.
The issues that concern me the most are housing, planning, traffic congestion, the condition of the roads and health provision. I’ve lived with MS for more than decade and know just how limited and stretched our local health services are – they are crucial to me. I love Simmondley and the High Peak and feel lucky to live here – I want to serve the community and help make our part of the country as good as it can be”.