I was born in Kirk Smeaton. My family farmed Riverside Farm, Church Farm and we had the corn mill on Water Lane. I attended the local school and Sunday school, also in the choir and rang the church bells every Sunday! I am sure you all know my horse and donkey in Church field. I have worked with horses all my working life, mainly racehorses. I then worked for The Injured Jockey’s Fund for many years. I still work for a racing charity covering the insurance for injured jockeys. I am also a volunteer caseworker for SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity. Walking my dogs and reading are my hobbies. I am very passionate about the village and feel strongly it should retain its character. I have been involved with the Parish Council for many years and we all try to improve the village for the benefit of our community.