I grew up in Harrow, went to Sussex University and moved to Aylesbury in 1984. Following the breakup of my marriage I had a period of homelessness and moved to Haddenham in 2019.
I worked for 10 years in the Civil Service, and then for Bucks County Council before developing and running Aylesbury Foodbank which I still manage.
My children are at university - Bath Spa and Christchurch Canterbury
I am by training a historian and a project manager and a qualified access auditor, having become a wheelchair user in 2001.
I am a spinner, weaver and dyer of yarn as well as maker of replica historical clothing for museums and re-enactors, a member of the National Trust and an online Shakespeare appreciation group.