Mary became involved in local politics when the District and County Council took away the only playing field from her community. The removal of a popular and much-needed asset from that deprived area motivated Mary to become politically active and put up a fight.
Today she represents her constituents as an elected Councillor.
Elected in 2015, Mary is a local Councillor at Folkestone & Hythe District Council and Folkestone Town Council in Kent. She has been married for 40 years with two children, two grandchildren and a daughter in law. Her professional background is as an Operational Manager on the then London Underground, now known as Transport for London.
Mary’s real passion is for her community, especially as local communities change, often for worse, without the residents of those communities having a sufficient say.
Alarmed about the fast-paced change in recent years, Mary feels strongly about under-discussed unlimited mass immigration which unquestionably has played a major role in the speed of this change. Combined with other instances of national mismanagement, this has encouraged lower wages, fewer opportunities, a lack of GP services, reduced bus services resulting in isolation for the elderly and disabled, a lack of housing, and where housing has been built, the destruction of green spaces and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in particular.
Outside of Politics
Mary has worked on a number of major projects throughout her professional career. One highlight in particular was representing the London Underground in the operational planning of the Queens Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2002, moving 2 million people safely on that day. For her contribution, Mary received a platinum award, two gold awards and an invitation to the Queens Garden Party in 2003.
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