Sally has lived, worked and raised her family in the rural part of the Hemel Hempstead constituency for the last twenty years. Prior to this, she worked for ten years in the financial services industry as an institutional fund manager. She has an MSc in Public Policy from University College London and holds a BSc in Physics from Bristol University.
Sally worked as a researcher in the Constitution Unit based at UCL during the 2015 general election and recently acted as the trustee of a local charity which funds hospice-at-home care for children with life-limiting conditions. She has been a local parish councillor and during her time as Chair she produced a Parish Plan, increased the share of funding to rural areas, campaigned for improvements to the broadband service, promoted affordable rural housing and campaigned for the downgrading of an A road blighted by waste lorry traffic passing through the local community.
A lifelong liberal, Sally joined the Liberal Democrat party following the 2008 financial crisis and has campaigned for their values of liberty, equality and community in many capacities. Outraged by the cleavages and intolerance in our society exposed by the 2016 referendum vote to Leave the EU, as well as the lack of opposition to the Conservatives in her local area, she is standing for parliament to represent the people who want an alternative to a hard Brexit which will put their income and jobs at risk, to stand up for the NHS and oppose school cuts.
Sally also has a personal interest in helping more women and people from under-represented groups have a voice in politics and will be using the opportunity of standing for parliament to involve as many as possible in the political process.