Originally from Manchester, I moved to Rossendale in 2001 as I wanted a change from city life. Rossendale is a beautiful area with great industrial history I would like to see this enhanced by sympathetic development and job creation, not destroyed by excessive construction and fracking. There are some great community facilities in Rossendale which I will fight to preserve and develop. I have been a member of Unison since 2002 and the Labour Party on and off since 1974. I am a supporter of Momentum.