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I was elected to Leicestershire County Council on the 3rd May 2013 to represent Coalville. I served as Labour Group Secretary and Labour Health Lead,sitting on the Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

After the boundary changes, I was re-elected in May 2017 to represent Coalville North. I was elected Labour Group Leader by my colleagues and sit on Leicestershire County Council's Scrutiny Commission.

I spent four years on Hugglescote and Donington le Health Parish Council (2011-2015) stepping down in order to fight for the new single member district ward.

Elected in May 2015, I am also Labour District Councillor for Hugglescote St Mary's Ward

As a practising GP, I am passionate about public health, community engagement and co-creating health through genuine patient participation.

I came back to General Practice in 2003 determined to improve access to evidence based psychological therapies in primary care. You can read about how I got on here.

I have studied psychological therapies and cognitive linguistics. I enjoy folk music and storytelling. These are handy skills for a would-be politician as they all form the basis of that most persuasive of arts - rhetoric.

But sophistry and spin are not enough with a passion for change and commitment to a community. I have lived in Coalville since 1994. I was a GP at a local surgery for 7 years and helped my colleagues move from inadequate premises to a new state of the art building in 2010.

After leaving Hugglescote Surgery, I spent time with the Primary Care Trust as Clinical Lead for Mental Health. The new Health and Social Care Act then re-disorganised the health service (again).

In 2012-13 I worked with Leicester University CLAHRC, the Primary Care Trust and the new Clinical Commissioning Groups to create the foundations for integrated wellbeing services in Leicestershire. I am an associate of the new East Midlands Academic Health Science Network.

I still work, part-time, as a GP. I also support our local community radio station HermitageFM, an offshoot of the hospital radio service, Carillon. I am a 'Friend of Snibston', the iconic science museum of mining heritage in Coalville.

County Hall is responsible for Health and Wellbeing, as well as Education, Highways, Museums and Libraries. All these areas have been affected by ill-thought through reorganisations and damaging cuts brought about by the ConDem administration.

Coalville people need a strong voice in County Hall. Someone that cares passionately about the town and who can put their determination to good use. Someone who knows how to make things happen and who isn't afraid to speak truth to power

I like to make Coalville Count at County Hall. I now get to speak out at District too.

Tell me what matters to you......