Loraine is an experienced project manager/consultant with a sound understanding of business. She has lived in Cumbria since 1977 and has a teenage son who attends Sixth Form in Ulverston.
A volunteer Board Member of South Lakes Housing, sitting on both the Renumeration & Governance and Development Committees, Loraine contributes to the strategic vision in many areas. She is a passionate campaigner for more social and affordable housing in the area. She is a community activist and fundraiser for a variety of local causes (Friends of X112 bus project saving a rural bus service between Coniston, Ulverston and Barrow) and is a Parish Councillor in Great Urswick, Loraine is committed to our community.
She has campaigned for better roads, improved junctions (cross-a-moor), liaised with BT regarding broadband connections for rural villages, helped local residents with housing issues, and adult social care.
Loraine has worked in defence, at the Barrow shipyard, the nuclear industry and has been a consultant for West Cumbria Development Agency, The Manufacturing Institute, UCLAN, Salford University, managed EU projects (FEEDIT) and helped many businesses.
Loraine believes the NHS needs more funding, which cannot be diverted, she also wants to see dedicated funding for mental health provision and stop the stealth privisation of the NHS. Education is an area she believes needs less intervention from Government and for us to trust our professional teachers to do their jobs, they also need better funding to ensure children receive the same chances in life and no child goes without a meal.
Loraine will make difficult decisions in challenging times. She will be a strong voice to represent your views and hold the Government to account. She will work at Government level, with councils and local enterprises to ensure Barrow receives the services it needs and deserves.
9 Kirk Flatt, Great Urswick, Ulverston, LA12 0TB