About Siobhan Baillie

I have a wide range of experience in the private, public and charity sectors and I want to be the next Member of Parliament for Stroud. I will be a powerful advocate for everybody in Stroud and a strong ambassador for the constituency. I am married and my husband and I are both slaves to our cats.

Early Life

I grew up in North Yorkshire and I was state school educated. Aged 17, I moved down south while applying for a job as a legal secretary.

Career
I worked my way up to qualify as a Solicitor. While working full time as a legal assistant, I studied in the evenings and attended law school at the weekends. I was proud to be personally listed in the Legal 500 rankings as a highly recommended solicitor and part of the number one family law team in the Thames Valley. In 2016, after 17 years in law, I decided to pursue a career in policy and politics.

Head of Policy
I am the Head of Policy and Communications for a fabulous charity, OnePlusOne. We are a national charity and since 1971 we have been dedicated to strengthening families and relationships. We are committed to providing in
depth research and create evidence based training programmes and digital
resources.

I work closely with other charities, politicians, civil servants, think tanks and local authorities. OnePlusOne also has decades of experience with the family justice system and CAFCASS. Recent projects: Relationships and Sex Education, parental conflict, no fault divorce research, separating parents information and creating a virtual relationship support environment.

 

Politics and Campaigning
In 2014, I won the election to be the Councillor for Frognal and Fitzjohn’s ward, in the London Borough of Camden and stood down in 2018. In the snap General Election of 2017, I was the parliamentary candidate for Bermondsey and Old Southwark in the London Borough of Southwark.

In August 2018, I won the highly contested selection to become the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Stroud. You can follow my work for Stroud in my news and campaigns sections of this website.

I also served as a school governor for Fitzjohn’s Primary school and volunteer for Scrubditch Care Farm in Gloucestershire.

  • EMPLOYMENT– SOUTH WEST & STROUD

    The number of people in full-time jobs has hit record high and unemployment has fallen in all regions under the Conservatives. Figures released on 17th April 2019 show that in the South West, there are 2,812,472 people in work, meaning that there are 318,156 more people have the security of a job than when the Conservatives took office.

  • CLIMATE PROTESTS

    This is a copy of a tweet thread that I posted on 17th April 2019 in the middle of the week where Extinction Rebellion organised a week of protests in London. At this point, there had been approximately 300 arrests, roads had been shut for days, protesters were glued to railings in London and protesters were trying to stop tubes to disrupt commuting.

  • ONLINE HARMS

    The Conservative government is working to make the UK to be the safest place in the world to go online, and the best place to start and grow a digital business. A white paper and consultation has been launched seeking individuals and businesses to get involved. No-one has established a regulatory framework to tackle online harms. The UK will be the first and continuing global leadership in the field.

  • SCHOOL FUNDING – WORKING TOGETHER

    There have been significant debates about local school funding issues, both in the Houses of Commons and at the County Council. All councillors, MPs, candidates and local government are working to press the case for more special educational needs funding and increased funding for Gloucestershire schools. The Schools Forum mentioned in the motion is influential and run by teachers.