I have lived in Hertford for nearly 14 years with my partner, Lea, who works at Isabel Hospice and our two children, Mark (16) and Danique (14), who both go to The Sele School, our local secondary school. I am a Governor at The Sele School and Chair of the Sele Youth and Community Forum which organises activities for young people in the local area.

I am currently work as an administrator although my contract will end in September. When I am not working, or campaigning for the Labour Party, I like spending time with my family, supporting CHIPS (my favourite local charity giving play and social opportunities to disabled children – visit DIY and gardening, being involved in local community activities, supporting The Arsenal and watching back episodes of Frasier.