Elaine is the first and only person in her family to have graduated from University. She is passionate about education as a way to tackle poverty and to enable everyone to achieve their potential. Her belief in equal opportunity; the power of education and the duty we have to tackle poverty were what brought her to the Lib Dems.
Elaine has lived or worked in the constituency for over eight years. She loves the area and wants to make sure that everyone living here has access to opportunities and services that will help them succeed. Poplar & Limehouse has the highest level of child poverty out of all 650 constituencies in the UK, and the area has topped the table for this for years. Elaine wants to work with Government, the Council and local businesses to reduce this figure and to tackle the entrenched poverty that has been allowed to take root in the area.
Elaine is currently working on campaigns to tackle local Council waste; graffiti on local canals and redevelopments in the area that are reducing the amount of social and affordable housing available to local people.
Elaine currently works as a consultant for a small business based in the City. She works with the public sector and financial services companies to use technology to improve services for the public.