I had never been a member of a political party until I witnessed the coalition government from 2010. I felt really let down by Nick Clegg’s U-turn on tuition fees and the way the Lib Dem’s supported the Tories’ austerity. I joined Labour a few years later determined to make a difference and support progressive politics. I stood for District Councillor for Labour in 2018 and am a member of Landbeach Parish Council. Standing up for my community really matters to me.