I’m a lifelong Labour voter having grown up in a household of political discussion and passion. My dad was a Prisoner of War for 6 years (escaped twice!) and came back from the war with his eyes wide open and knew things must change. As a young woman I was active in feminist groups, supporting miners’ wives, and, having worked in public health and the NHS for 40 years, has also inspired me to get involved and fight against the deterioration and under-funding of our health services. Probably for the last five years I’ve been most active as an officer for the local party – currently Chair.
Dacorum Borough council is a failed organisation and has failed the people of Dacorum. If we’re going to change anything we have to step up and hold them to account. I’m proud to be associated with a Party that will support everyone, from cradle to grave, to become the best person they can possibly be.
I really enjoy canvassing – meeting and talking to people – it’s endlessly informative. No one has ever been rude to me – not once! It’s the one thing we can do that will make the most difference – conversations with people build relationships. I have UKIP and Tory voters on my patch who I regularly engage with – they’re more and more disgusted with the current situation. It was a lovely touch when someone who I don’t think has ever voted Labour yet gave me a music CD she thought I’d like.