Elected in May 2102, I have a background as a teacher and of working with young people in the community. I am a fluent Welsh speaker and manage the popular Taliesin Arts Centre at Swansea University.
Castle ward includes diverse and vibrant communities but also suffers from poverty and a degraded environment including a serious shortage of green space for recreation and community events. I am passionate about addressing these issues by working with local people to bring about change and improve the lives of young and old.
I am a Governor of Terrace Rd School and involved in supporting valuable community initiatives such as the Friends of Bryn Y Don Park and the Vetch Veg Community Garden.
Swansea Council has made Tackling Poverty one of its key priorities and I am the Convenor of a Scrutiny Inquiry which is looking to evaluate the Council’s performance.