Tranent, Wallyford and Macmerry Candidate
Ward 3 - Tranent, Wallyford and Macmerry
As your councillor, my two top priorities will be to help those most affected by the cost of living crisis, and to push for action on green issues.
I can bring a lot of useful experience to the job of councillor. I've been a councillor and health board member, and I have worked as a social work manager and university teacher.
My background is varied. I spent my early years in a pit village before moving to Edinburgh where my father was a minister with an inner-city parish, and I'm now settled in East Lothian.
We need more joined up thinking. East Lothian Council has made a start by insulating the outside of some houses. I would investigate how this could be extended to other homes. Better insulation for all kinds of housing, for example, would mean warmer homes, better health, and more financial security for all households.