I decided to stand for council as your Labour Candidate to make a difference to everyday lives and give something back to the community which I am proud to be a member of. I am a retired nurse having spent 40+ years in the profession, both nursing and as a nurse lecturer. I am married to Chris and live in Dipton. I was born in Jarrow, my parents were active Labour Party members and my grandfather a Jarrow Crusader. We moved to Selby living and working there for many years before moving to Dipton. I have two children; my daughter, a nurse, and my son, who died at 26 in an accident. I also have two stepchildren. I have been a member of DCP and am aware of many local issues. As your Labour candidate, I want to work together with you to deliver improvement and change in our local area.