Rebecca, 47, has lived in Hythe for 20 years with both her sons having attended local schools.
She has worked in the civil service, private industry, as a virtual assistant on a self-employed basis whilst her children were younger, and most recently within the education and charity sector as an exams, funding and volunteer administrator for an organisation assisting refugees and asylum seekers.
Rebecca is a mental health champion with particular interest in the work of Nacoa (National Association of Children of Alcoholics).
Rebecca campaigned in 2011 against the development of Barry’s Field, instigating the successful online petition and protest march.
She also set up the Waterside’s first community ukulele jam.
With the emphasis on fun and raising funds for local charitable causes, its most recent incarnation, HUG, continues to prosper for the benefit of the community.
A former governor and Chair of Governors of Hythe Primary School, she has also performed a national role assisting other school governing bodies as a National Leader of Governance.
She also spent time as Secretary of Hythe Primary School’s PTA and was part of the PTA team that built a willow ‘living’ classroom for the pupils, and also won a National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations (NCPTA) Gold Star Award for Parental Involvement.
She has been active in local politics for many years, having stood twice previously in local elections for Hythe & Dibden Liberal Democrats.
She is a former Chair of our New Forest local party and is part of the party’s national network of women Lib Dems, championing greater diversity and involvement in politics.
A member of Southampton Philharmonic Choir and local band, Twangdillo, she is also a member of the band of church bell ringers at St Mary’s Church in Eling.
Rebecca is passionate about improving representation in local politics in order to widen the breadth of discussion and voice on councils, so crucial to serving a whole community.
Her primary wish is work for, and represent, ALL constituents, to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard and that we build a community that celebrates and looks after everyone.
Help Hythe and Dibden Liberal Democrats provide balance and challenge to the almost wholly Tory councils of the New Forest.