As someone who grew up in the Ribble Valley and whose family business has operated in South Ribble and Preston for nearly 30 years, I understand the issues that matter to you and your family.
I am a mother of three boys and have over fifteen years experience as a director of a property company and as a solicitor. I know how difficult it can be juggling work and family commitments as I have dealt with those struggles myself.
I have four clear priorities for South Ribble:
• Champion small businesses so they can create employment for local people, especially younger residents; supporting local companies in continuing to expand their workforce.
• Defend the rights of older people so they can enjoy security and dignity after a lifetime of hard work; supporting the Conservative’s pension guarantee and encouraging others to become a Dementia Friend too.
• Support our key local industries by fighting for vital infrastructure funding to come to South Ribble; such as the City Deal, funding the Penwortham by-pass and an extra bridge across the River Ribble.
• Protect our beautiful countryside and rural way of life by encouraging innovative development on brownfield sites; supporting the Green Lane Link to solve the traffic nightmare in the West Lancashire villages of the constituency
I'll work hard to deliver these priorities and more and help make South Ribble an even better place in which to live and work.