I previously served as a Councillor on the Borough Council and was the senior member responsible for housing, health and leisure. I am once again standing because I feel have the necessary skills and am well placed to promote the interests of residents throughout the ward. Now retired I have been involved in the voluntary sector, serving as a Trustee on the Board of Beeston Consolidated Charity. This together with my previous experience as an elected representative has given me an invaluable insight into the stresses and strains facing our diverse community. The recent performance of the Conservatives running the Borough combined with the record of their allies in national government has made life more difficult for many people living in North Broxtowe. I would like to play a role in making a significant difference with a Labour led Council taking us forward into a better future.