I live in Lansdown but grew up in Durban, South Africa where I went to school and university. After completing two years (compulsory) national service in the South African navy, I moved to the UK some 35 years ago where I qualified as a solicitor and is now a partner and director of my law firm in London.
I have been involved with politics ever since I campaigned in opposition to apartheid at university in South Africa. The struggle against apartheid has given me an abiding determination to stand up for people’s rights and freedoms rewarding hard work and enterprise.
When myself and my husband moved to Bath over 6 years ago, we did so because we already loved the place as regular visitors over two decades. At that time Bath had a Conservative MP and Council.
The city was prosperous, thriving and looked cared for. Under the current administration the city looks shabby, down-at-heal and frankly unloved.
In 2020, I became Chair of the Federation of Bath Residents’ Associations, a body that seeks to further the interests of many thousands of Bath residents across the city (I stood down as Chair in May 2022 in order to run to represent you). I have extended the reach of FOBRA across the city and campaigned strongly on residents’ issues, such as at the High Common and Entry Hill.
Bath can and must do better. This is a city that can thrive and punch far above its weight: it has so much going for it but is held back by the current council that dislikes business and is not really interested in the views of residents, despite endless, often meaningless “consultations”. I look forward to serving you and our city.