Broxtowe is my home, and where my heart lives (to echo Lawrence), and I am deeply honoured to be asked to stand in Brinsley, and if elected, promise to do all I can to promote the interests of all those in the area. For more than twenty years, I have worked in the NHS designing and managing clinical research to improve patient care, and previously as a research academic. I have previously served as a Parish Councillor (including being elected Chair and Chair of Finance), and also on the North Broxtowe Local Area Forum which frequently met in Brinsley, so that I understand the key principles of how local government works. I was also a School Governor for more than 15 years, leading on teaching and learning and dealing with complaints. Another passion is cricket, currently studying to be an ECB-accredited coach/umpire.