Jean has lived in Ladywell Ward for 20 years, and has always been an active member of the community.
Jean has been a co-ordinating member of the Ladywell Ward Assembly for over 10 years, helping to realise the Ward priorities and working with local councillors to implement community voted for funding opportunities eg: Street Trees, after school clubs, Street Art, community events etc.
Jean was a school governor and Chair of Governors for Gordonbrock Primary School for 11 years, standing down when the school achieved its’ Outstanding rating from Ofsted.
After many years of involvement in community issues Jean has decided to stand for election as a local councillor. Jean says 'I love where I live - it is an amazing community, as evidenced when locals stood up to the potential wiping out of Ladywell Ward in recent boundary realignment. Being a local councillor is about listening to what your community wants, I hope that people see how much my community means to me and choose to support me in trying to support them.’