Why are you standing for Parliament?
Because I want to make a difference. The kind of difference that affects the lives of ordinary people. I want to promote the values of decency and integrity.
Not the kind of integrity that means playing by the rules, but integrity that has a moral dimension, doing that which is right.
Do you have a family?
I have been married to my husband Paul for 21 years, and we have three teenage daughters. Like every parent in this constituency I worry about the safety of our streets, especially at night when I know the girls are out with friends. A visible police presence would make a huge difference. That’s another reason I am putting my self up for this, to campaign to put more police on the streets, having been brought up on a council estate, I know it works.
What is you political wish list?
To see one matron in overall charge of our hospitals who has the job of ensuring that patients are the priority and not targets, we would be empowered to stop MRSA in it’s tracks and make our hospitals clean once again.
To see pensions linked to earnings.
To help introduce policies, which are aimed at building neighbourly communities in which people care each other.
What is your favourite music/song?
Raspberry Beret by Prince and the second of Goretskis three sorrowful songs. It’s a piece of music set to a prayer written by a fourteen year old girl found on the walls of a prison cell in Auschwitz. It makes me cry every single time I hear it.
What is going to be your priority when you become an MP?
To put rural community affairs right at the heart of everything I do in the House of Commons and put a stop to the heavy handed practice of metropolitan values being imposed on our countryside. If the people of mid Bedfordshire wanted to live in a city, they would. They live here because they value rural way of life and this is something we are going to have to fight to preserve.