Stroud, the Valleys and Vale
The Stroud constituency was created in 1955. It includes Amberley and Woodchester, Berkeley, Bisley, Cainscross, Cam East, Cam West, Chalford, Coaley and Uley, Dursley, Eastington and Standish, Farmhill and Paganhill, Hardwice, Nailsworth, Painswick, Rodborough, Severn, Slad, Stonehouse, Stroud, The Stanleys, Thrupp, Trinity, Uplands, Upton St Leonards, Vale and Valley.
We are fortunate to be a beautiful rural area with a wealth of diverse towns, villages and industrial parts that sit comfortably alongside one another. There is an eclectic mix of independent shops, a brilliant farmer’s market, good transport links, leading businesses and good schools.
Stroud was held by the Conservatives until the General Election in 2017, when Neil Carmichael sadly lost by just 687 votes. It is my job to win it back and I am working with a large team of Conservative County Councillors, District Councillors, activists and the wider Gloucestershire teams to make this happen.
The Environment Secretary Michael Gove announced £15 million government funded strategy to reduce food waste. It is designed to crackdown on waste and improve surplus redistribution to ensue that good food is not wasted. It should be on people’s plates, not in the bin. Locally, we are already onto this agenda as there are some
We’re on track to be one of the first country’s to phase out coal power. This is a great achievement for Britain. We have so far gone a record 256 hours (10 days 16 hours) – and counting – without coal-powered energy, as our reforms and investment ensure sure we leave our planet in a
I have to confess, my enthusiasm for going out with Stroud’s Street Pastors was slightly tempered by a fear that I would not be able to stay awake long enough! A quick check with my husband confirmed that it has been years and years since I went out until 4am in the morning. Yet, the
I was extremely proud to wear a necklace made by a talented Stroud School of Art student at a recent political do. She hand beaded the piece and I have never had so many positive comments about anything i’ve worn before. People stopped me to take pictures! This is all part of my campaign to