We are providing all 39 parliamentary candidates across Cheshire the opportunity to tell our readers what their priorities are, and to tell us a little more about themselves.
We’ve asked the same five questions of each candidate, for the simplest comparison, and we have invited candidates to supply social media and website links if they choose to.
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1. What is the main reason you’ve decided to stand in this election?
I believe I’ve made a positive difference for this constituency – eg: improving school funding and securing a total of around £100 million national funding for not one but two by passes.
It’s a privilege to be an MP, I love the job and would like the privilege of serving people here again.
2. Which local priorities would you take forward as our MP?
My election literature sets out My Plan – my six local priorities. I want to continue to work on:
– Supporting better funding for our schools
– Improving local transport facilities
– Protecting the Environment
– Promoting Jobs and Enterprise
– Supporting local health provision
– Strengthening community life
3. Which national priorities would you take forward as our MP?
To honour the democratic decision of the 2016 referendum and deliver Brexit – so we can then move forward, maintaining a stable economy and investing even more strongly in high quality public services .
4. What is it about your party and/or its manifesto that makes you proud to represent your party? Are there any manifesto pledges or commitments you’d like to see changed?
I’m proud the prime minister agreed to include in the Conservative manifesto a policy proposal from me – to promote Family Hubs in local communities to help strengthen family life – an issue I’ve worked on in parliament for several years .
5. Please tell us a little about yourself.
(ie: your background, your experience, your hobbies, your non-political interests)
I’ve served as MP here for almost ten years and would like to do so again; before that was a councillor for six years and by profession am a lawyer.
I founded my own law firm for which I won a national businesswoman’s award.
In parliament as well as speaking up and fighting for our area and on strengthening family life.
I’ve focussed on championing human rights such as persecution and freedom of speech.
I’ve been married to Richard for almost 30 years and we have two grown up sons – and a much loved black labrador, Phoebe!