“I was born in Cornwall, the daughter of a Romanian immigrant, and have lived in Gloucestershire with my family for the last 20 years. I was elected in 2012 as the Labour and Cooperative district councillor for the town of Dursley and have been leader of Stroud District Council since January 2018.”
“I’ve worked as a teacher, translator and event organiser, and currently help run the family business, publishing specialist sailing books. I spent much of my childhood travelling the world on a small yacht, which I wrote about in my memoir ‘Child of the Sea’.”
“The top issues for me are fighting inequality; seeing a just transition to a low carbon economy; investing in people, our local towns and communities.”
“I have been proud to represent the people of Dursley on Stroud District Council.”
“I have helped many residents on various issues including housing, anti-social behaviour, and transport. l have lived in Cam or Dursley all my life and have been proud of what Dursley has achieved under a Labour-led District Council, I want to continue that good work. My main priority is to get more council housing to help with our housing problems for young and old.”
My other priorities are:
- To help with our housing problems for young and old
- Campaigning for rural transport.
- Protecting the environment.
I have lived with my daughter in Dursley for the last 5 years who goes to a local primary school. During my time living here I’ve volunteered helping new mums as part of MOBS Dursley, campaigned to keep Treetops Nursery open and petitioned against cuts in local bus services.
My priorities are tackling inequality, facing up to the climate emergency and protecting our communities from government cuts.
“I have lived in Dursley since 2005 and I love being a part of this growing and lively community. This area has so much to offer—beautiful countryside, vibrant town centres, active villages.”
“I have been a town councillor in Dursley for several years and chair the Town Improvements Committee, which has worked to increase CCTV in the town centre, provide long-stay parking, and improve the town’s appearance. I am also a founder and chair of the Cam and Dursley Transportation Group, a small community initiative to help improve bus and rail service provision to our area, as well as cycling and pedestrian routes.”
“My priorities include equality, community, social justice, the environment, better social care, and investing in local services, such as transport. Several of these areas are the responsibility of Gloucestershire County Council. Looking at the achievements of Labour-led Stroud District Council makes me really keen to increase Labour representation at the County level—think of what could be achieved!”