Anita is a chartered accountant and former small business owner who lives in the heart of the constituency. As an associate partner in a major consultancy firm, she brings people together to work on complex projects, so uses energy and negotiation skills to help teams work together to achieve their shared goals!
Her experience as a business-woman & mother means that she campaigns on subjects close to her heart: good quality education or work-related training for all young people, not just the privileged few; well-planned, affordable housing to enable people to take their first steps on the housing ladder; support for small businesses in rural towns and the countryside to help them survive imminent hikes in business rates, wages, pension costs, and cost increases caused by the falling pound; social care which provides people in need with the support they deserve, close to home.
Of particular concern are the issues around healthcare in Lincolnshire. As the mother of a newly-qualified doctor, she sees at first hand the strain that NHS primary care and hospital staff are under, so is campaigning to create sustainable solutions that will allow hard-pressed doctors & nurses give their patients the care that they need, 24/7.
Anita wants to represent the people of Grantham & Stamford to ensure that the needs of rural communities are not ignored in Parliament. “For me, politics should be about giving people opportunities- to get a good education or training; to live in a nice home with work & leisure facilities; to have access to excellent health & social care; to help people help themselves to succeed. Despite the divisions in Westminster exposed by the Brexit referendum, I will fight for our region’s shared values of freedom, fairness and equality, and to keep our community open, tolerant and united.”