First elected to represent Charnwood in Parliament at the 2015 General Election, I was privileged to be re-elected as the MP for Charnwood at the General Election on 8th June 2017.
I was born in 1977 and now live in Syston, in the heart of the Charnwood constituency, but am originally from Kent where I attended my local state grammar school before studying for a history degree at Oriel College, Oxford. My parents were both teachers - my mother originally from a farming family, my father from an army family. After university I moved to London to work and spent almost a decade working for private sector businesses including Hedra, Serco, and Mouchel in management consultancy and communications jobs, as well as previously having spent four years as Political Adviser to the then Shadow Foreign Secretary focusing on Middle East policy and travelling extensively in the region.
Over the past decade I have also always taken a very active role in serving my community and have extensive experience as a school governor, as trustee of a regeneration and employment charity, on the board of an NHS Trust, and as a city councillor in Westminster, and at the 2010 General Election contested the Oxford East constituency…..and when I have time, I love gardening, tennis, and watching cricket!
I work closely with local councillors and the whole community irrespective of Party politics, to represent Charnwood and ensure that what always comes first are the best interests of the whole community, and getting a fair deal for Charnwood and Leicestershire. I will always strive to be a strong voice and champion for Charnwood in the House of Commons.