Hello, I am a retired Finance & IT Director for GKN Aerospace in East Cowes and I am currently a Non Executive Director with the Coop Group. I moved to the Isle of Wight in 2012 from Portsmouth where I was the local MP between 2005 and 2010. During my parliamentary career I was a Government Minister for Schools and Learning. I live with my husband and dog in Shanklin. We have 4 children and 4 grandchildren. In my spare time I enjoy tap dancing, Morris dancing, musical theatre and singing in the church choir.