Rebecca lives and works in Bolton as a secondary school teacher specialising in Science and A-level Psychology. Having grown up on the Wirral, living and working in various towns and cities across the North West, she spent a great deal of time in Liverpool and saw first-hand the regeneration brought about by EU investment.
In a varied career path, Rebecca has studied nursing, worked in customer service, the insurance industry and as a paralegal. She holds an Applied Psychology degree and a Master’s degree in Neuroimaging for Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience as well as being a fully qualified teacher of secondary science.
Rebecca joined the Liberal Democrats the day after the referendum in 2016 and whilst identifying as a liberal decided it was time to stand up for what she believed and join the liberal Democrats to become an active campaigner. She believes our elected representatives need to reflect the population they represent and wants to be a part of the positive change towards this.
Having stood as a council candidate locally, Rebecca was selected as the parliamentary candidate for Bolton West in 2017 General Election.
Rebecca is passionate about education, scientific research, the effect we have on our environment and more recently, since the birth of her son, an ardent campaigner for vaccination. She wants to continue to champion these causes from within the European parliament as she understands how it takes cross-border collaboration to have an effect on global issues like climate change and the health of all our children.
In her free time, Rebecca has competed in fencing, trained with a Liverpool roller derby team, volunteered with both Brownie and Rainbow Girl Guide Groups and has frequently been found spending hours at a time in bookshops.