Welcome to my website. In May 2021 residents of Castle Ward will go to the polls for Town and District Council by-elections. I am standing in both to represent my home ward. I am campaigning as a member of the Tiverton & Honiton Liberal Democrats. On these pages I will explain what motivated me to stand, what I will work to achieve for for Castle and Mid Devon residents, and local groups and services I would like to share with you.
If you are fed up with politicians who never listen to you, don’t do what they say they will, have one set of rules for them and another for you, and make you feel disenfranchised and disconnected to the decision making that affects your daily life, then you need to be interested in good governance.
Having lived and worked in the ward for 21 years, I have seen many changes. There has been extensive new housing development, a new hospital, a new leisure centre, expansion of Petroc’s Tiverton campus, and so much more.
Over the next few years there are a number of large new developments being explored. Some of these will bring much needed affordable housing and infrastructure such as a new high school and theatre, and a town centre redevelopment, but others threaten overdevelopment and removal of vital green spaces. Whilst development must always be decided within the agreed planning framework, the voice of residents is an important part of guiding that process.
When elected I will listen to your suggestions and concerns and ensure your views are heard in the decision making process.