Kate lives with her partner, Richard, and their 2 dogs, in Sale. She has 2 grown up children and has a one year old granddaughter.
Kate has worked in the NHS for nearly 45 years, spending most of her time working in “Safeguarding Children” teams. She currently works in Trafford as a Specialist Practitioner for Safeguarding Families. She has taught in Further and Higher Education including teaching Child Care at Stockport College. She is academically able, having a Masters Degree in Law, so will be able to understand the complex issues involved in government , and able to make sensible decisions base on evidence, not on ideology.
Her roots are in the North West and her commitment is to public services, and improving the life chances of children and families.
Kate founded a charity, Kenyacation, to support the education of destitute children in Kenya, and has raised enough money to build a school for them. She was also one of the first women in the country to donate a kidney to a stranger - thereby saving his life. She doesn’t just talk about helping people, she walks the walk as well as talking the talk!
Her involvement in politics stems from this, and she joined the Liberal Democrats over 25 years ago, when she was a Health Visitor in Ashton. She unsuccessfully sought help from the local Labour Councillors and realised that they were complacent, and a new, strong voice was needed to help the vulnerable. Her political; career developed and she was a Councillor in Stockport for many years.
Kate would be an excellent MP for Worsley and Eccles, and would do her very best to get you the services you deserve.