Councillor for Guildhall
Originally from London, Fiona moved to York 14 yrs ago. She has been a senior teacher, local authority schools adviser and Ofsted inspector. She has a grown up son and daughter.
She has been a lifelong Labour Party supporter, having been born into a Labour family with a trades union official Father. A seasoned campaigner and former Councillor in the Hull Rd ward, she has been involved in numerous campaigns including against the sale of open space at Walmgate Bar, Save our NHS and Pay the Living Wage. Being passionate about diversity and inclusion, she proposed the motion through Council to introduce an LGBT+ Pride parade into York each year and supported York Mosque through it’s planning application, being an invited speaker at it’s recent grand opening. She is an active member of the Walmgate Community Association, supports the York Irish society, the Red Tower and volunteers in St Leonards hospice shop, Fossgate
“I am very much part of the Walmgate community and city centre that I live in and feel I have the experience and enthusiasm to represent local residents of the Guildhall ward on City of York Council. In the challenging times ahead, addressing issues such as homelessness and the housing crisis, the changing face of the city centre and working in a multi agency way to deal with anti social behaviour, I feel I have a contribution to make”