I am honoured to be elected as the Member of Parliament for Brecon & Radnorshire in December 2019.
I was born and brought up in Cardiff, going to a local comprehensive school before studying French at King’s College, University of London. I now live in Brecon and am proud to call this home.
I left home at 18 and moved to Brussels to work for Jonathan Evans MEP (a former MP for Brecon and Radnorshire), before going on to London as researcher to David Jones MP in and around my time at university. After graduating, my first job was as researcher to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.
In 2012, I moved to Defra to join the UK negotiating team in the 2011 Common Agricultural Policy reform. Working closely with the farming sector, my role was to win support for the UK’s aims and ambitions. I then joined the National Farmers Union, spending almost five years working on behalf of UK farmers, including a 3 year posting in the NFU’s Brussels office. Over the period of the renegotiation and the referendum, I ensured that European Member States heard the voice of UK farming. Consequently, I have a wealth of experience in UK agriculture - particularly in fighting on behalf of Welsh farmers.
I came home to Wales in 2017. Earlier this summer, I volunteered to coordinate Boris Johnson’s leadership campaign in Wales, building a groundswell of support behind the now Prime Minister.
Away from politics, I am hugely keen on exercise. A former coxswain with Twickenham Rowing Club, I've run a number of half marathons and triathlons for charity. In 2014, I completed the New York Marathon for Prostate Cancer UK – raising over £10,000. I'm a keen amateur cook and love to feed my family and friends - consequently, I am a regular visitor to Brecon's butchers and markets!
In Parliament, I will be draw on my previous experience and be a loud champion for food and farming. I will also work closely to bring BT, Openreach and mobile phone operators together to secure greater connectivity through faster rural broadband and better mobile coverage. I am also keen to do all I can to support the Armed Forces. I know well what sacrifices servicemen and women make to serve their country as my boyfriend Tim serves in the Duke of Lancaster's regiment.
I am proud and honoured to be the Conservative Member of Parliament for such a wonderful constituency as Brecon & Radnorshire and will work tirelessly for all constituents. Brecon and Radnorshire deserves a champion who will protect and enhance our way of life here - I will do exactly that.