I have been based in Wales since the early days of devolution and am currently completing a PHd on the subject, specifically looking at how devolution has influenced ideology and impacted policy making.
In my day job I am policy lead at the welsh LGA, for health and social care which covers services for vulnerable people, and the anti poverty agenda. I am passionate about improving services for vulnerable groups and would be a knowledgable and empassioned speaker on the subject. I've led on high profile child poverty campaigns for the organisation, which were endorsed and supported by Ministers.I serve on the board of a number of high profile children's organisations including BBC Children in Need.
I've been involved with the party for over a decade and have acted as a branch chair, secretary and election agent winning back a council seat by 2 votes, the only gain for Labour, so I know how to deliver a winning campaign. I'm passionate about increasing the profile of women in this party and demonstrating that we have a critical role to play. I remain horrified at the lack of female representation at all levels of the party and am commited to ensuring I am able to play my role in the future.
I'm a former journalist so am an experienced media operator
Subjects: Childcare & Nurseries, Devolution, Health (NHS Reform), Health (Public Health & Community), Local Government & Communities (General), Labour Party (AWS & Positive Action), Wales, Young People, Children's Services, Child Poverty
Regions: Scotland, South West, Wales, West Midlands