Anna is a committed campaigner, working hard to represent the people of Stretford and Urmston. Anna is a Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist in the NHS. Her role involves working with patients to improve their health and wellbeing, by addressing mental health problems within the General Hospital. She has a reputation for getting things done and has worked with the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) in various voluntary roles to improve Mental Health services in the UK and beyond. She sits on the Parliamentary Liaison Committee at the RCPsych and represents them at Westminster on the All Party Parliamentary Group on Domestic Violence.
A campaigner in the Junior Doctors' strike, Anna spoke at a Junior Doctors rally for the region in Manchester, and brought the "Meet the Doctors" team to the Spring Liberal Democrat conference in 2016 with Norman Lamb MP, to raise awareness of the safety issues in the Junior doctor contract to a packed event.
Anna has lived in Chorlton beside the Stretford and Urmston constituency for the last 12 years and has worked and trained in hospitals across the region including working in the Community in Trafford, base at Trafford General Hospital. She serves on the board of trustees at her local hospice and has volunteered with a local homeless charity for the last 3 years.
She has been an active member of the Liberal Democrats since 2015 and a Liberal Democrat voter for 20 years.
As Stretford and Urmston's next MP she will:
- Fight to keep Britain in the Single Market to protect jobs and investment in Manchester;
- Work to protect local hospitals and schools from further funding cuts, pressing the Government for a fairer funding deal
- Campaign for better out of hours health cover for the people of Stretford and Urmston and reinstating Trafford Generals A & E
- Press the Council to scrap the green bin charge and campaign against any other stealth taxes locally