I was brought up in Bamford, attending Bamford School and Lady Manners School. I then completed nurse training in Sheffield and became a Registered Nurse in 1974; l also gained a BA Hons degree (Open University, 1984) in Arts and Social Sciences. I worked in the NHS in a variety of roles until I retired in 2014. I have three adult children and seven grandchildren. I enjoy living in Bamford with my husband and have many interests including walking and gardening. I am on the committees of Bamford Institute and Bamford History Group. I was motivated to stand for the Parish Council because I care about Bamford and its environment.