I have worked in the Magistrates courts since 1989 as a Legal Adviser (qualified solicitor since 1999). I am an active PCS trade union rep since 1998 and am a PCS ULR (Union Learning Rep). I was elected to the Co-op Group Cymru Wales Regional Board 2000-2015 and the Cymru Wales Values and Principles Committee. I am a Labour Party member since 1983 & Co-op Party member since 2000.
I regularly attend the Party conferences (Labour & Co-operative) with view to raising issues that are of concern to our political and trade union members. I am a member of Triodos Bank, which invests on a very ethical basis and Shared Interest co-operative which offers micro finance to fairtrade businesses overseas, using member funds.
I have been an active Oxfam steward and campaigner at pop festivals (Glastonbury, WOMAD & Latitude etc) since 2000. Also a keen runner having completed the London Marathon 20 times, in aid of various charities.