Scarborough & Whitby deserves better, and I can deliver it.
Together we can beat the Tories.
I never intended to go into politics, but after twenty years balancing bringing up three children, one with complex disabilities, with a successful career in the creative industries and a track record in disability campaigning, well, here I am!
I am honoured to have been selected as the Labour and the Co-operative Party to fight the next election for Scarborough and Whitby. With a lifetime of hard-won experience behind me, you will meet me on your street, in your community or at your school gates in the coming months as I take the fight to the Tories.
I don’t need to tell you that the Conservatives have broken Britain or that so many of us are struggling to keep our lives from being broken apart by high prices, lack of housing, well-paid local jobs, health/dental care, decent buses and trains – honestly the list is endless. But like you, I love where I live and I am determined to help make a difference here in Scarborough and Whitby.
I will work 24/7 for a future which brings equality of opportunity, investment and a fairer, greener future to our coast and country. I am unafraid to tackle the issues that matter most to you, with compassion and inclusion at the heart of everything I do.
If you would like to support my campaign, please get in touch.
After 13 years of the Tory wrecking ball, this country needs a Labour government to create a better society. I will be a campaigning Labour & Co-operative MP for Scarborough and Whitby, unafraid to tackle the issues that matter most to local people, with compassion at the heart of everything I do.
Scarborough Hospital is badly resourced and struggling to recruit staff. No-one can see a dentist – a situation that hasn’t changed in years. I’ll work tirelessly to give everyone in Scarborough & Whitby access to good quality health, mental health and dental care, with a focus on children and young people.
Violence against women and girls is an epidemic. Victims are trapped in their homes with their abusers. As your MP I will ensure the women’s refuge at Danes Dyke, Scarborough is built, champion delivery of preventative work in schools and better support for child victims.
Locals are struggling to find homes to rent. Whitby is hollowed out by air bnbs. We need a licence system for short term lets with quotas decided locally. I’ll work with our councillors to deliver their plans to build affordable homes in Scarborough and Whitby.
I will work to build a fairer, greener future for the coast by attracting investment to grow and create internationally competitive economic clusters in the digital, creative, and sustainable tourism industries, providing high skilled jobs and careers.
As your MP I will lobby for better bus services in our constituency. The Conservative Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner has failed to deliver improved road safety in our villages. I will press for fixed and average speed cameras to end the blight of speeding.
I am a BAFTA award winning screenwriter with a reputation for my work celebrating disabled children on screen.
I am a part time university lecturer from a family of unionised teachers. My great grandfather was General Secretary of York and District NUT for an incredible 40 years.
I believe we can win better pay and conditions as long as all unions stand together and undivided no matter who we work for.
Apart from a brief period after the Iraq War, I’ve been a continuous member for 30+ years.
I am devoted to my rescue dog Tarka the Springador who is a veteran of the campaign trail and longest serving and most uncomplaining member of #TeamAlison!
I served as a trustee of Choice Support, a charity which supports people with autism and learning difficulties the opportunity to live their best lives.