Before coming to Bootle I lived in Broughton. I went to Coniston school and College in Barrow. I moved to London to work for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the Diplomatic Service for 17 years. I did posts in London and five overseas postings. Although travelling and enjoying city life, I appreciate the community spirit of living in a village where people pull together and look after each other.
I have lived in Bootle for 10 years. I joined the Parish Council to hopefully make a difference to a small rural village which has plenty to offer. I am a member of Bootle Fitness and Bootle Women’s Institute (WI). I have helped get friends together to litter-pick the local roads to help Bootle in Bloom.
I have a keen interest in road running, fell running and long distance walking (socially and competitively). Making use of the beautiful countryside and fells surrounding Bootle.