Saltburn is a great place both to represent and to live in. As well as being involved in the family business, Real Meals, and helping put on the Farmers’ Market and the Food Festival, I have had an enjoyable but challenging four years as ward councillor for Saltburn. I served as Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Education on Redcar and Cleveland Council from 2015-19, with statutory responsibility for the safeguarding and welfare of the borough’s 27,000 children and young people.
I have supported and helped develop the thriving town of Saltburn as part of the Labour administration, in which we worked with residents, community groups and fellow ward councillors to achieve many things:
I have supported the needs of residents in my surgeries, and have helped to make decisions about the development of the foreshore to enhance Saltburn as a great place to visit.
I am also a member of the 53 Society in Saltburn and have performing in several plays, most recently in Sue Pierce’s Drama Festival trilogy and Lend Me a Tenor.
Having been elected for a second term as ward councillor for Saltburn, I am looking forward to representing and supporting residents for another four years, this time as a happy backbencher, unburdened of the weight of administration!
To all those residents who voted for me in the election, many thanks for your support and encouragement.