Councillor for Didsbury East
I am one of the three Labour Councillors elected to represent Didsbury East on Manchester City Council. I was elected in 2011 and my current term expires in 2022. Previously I was a Councillor in Withington ward from 1995 to 1999.
I joined the Labour Party in Didsbury in 1990 during the time that I was Treasurer of the Save Withington Hospital Campaign.
My main area of focus as a Councillor is Christie Hospital where I am Chair of the Neighbourhood Forum and a member of the Council of Governors. Over the last decade I have done my best to reconcile the needs of local residents with the excellent developments at the Hospital such as the Oglesby Cancer Research Centre, the Proton Beam Therapy Unit and Maggies.
I have also worked closely with schools in Didsbury, for example supporting the development of the Beaver Road second site on Wilmslow Road.
I am Chair of the Friends of Didsbury Community Wood and I am also very supportive of the various Friends groups supporting our local parks.
I am a keen cyclist and in 2015 completed the Lands End to John O’Groats ride raising funds for the WoManchester Statue campaign which I chaired. The Emmeline Pankhurst statue in St Peter’s Square is one of the achievements of which I am most proud.
I am now working with other groups around the country to erect statues of more women.
Advice surgery: Second Saturday of every month, 11.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. at Didsbury Library.