Elizabeth is a Geordie journalist who fell in love with Canterbury on a day trip and made the city her home after living around the UK – as well as in Spain and Canada. She makes her living writing, but believes in “deeds, not words” when it comes to making change.
With a particular interest in women’s issues and healthcare, she ran Canterbury’s popular Menopause Café to offer support and advice to women and then, seeing the lack of information available, created the Pausitivity KnowYourMenopause campaign. She has worked with local and national MPs, NHS trusts and trade unions and appeared on the likes of BBC Breakfast, LBC radio and in newspapers around the world. She played a major role in reducing the price of HRT prescription charges and has worked with foodbanks, homelessness charities and prisons to help and support vulnerable members of the community – something which saw her being named a Big Issue Changemaker for 2023.
After growing up on council estates, in a working family that needed benefits to survive and with no indoor bathroom for the first nine years of her life, Elizabeth understands the challenges and struggles facing people through no fault of their own. It taught her the importance of having a good council offering services that deliver and how much councillors need to listen and understand the community. She will bring all the passion that turned Pausitivity into a real force for change into making Canterbury a better place for everyone.
Deeds, not words!
with your vote Labour will
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