Parliamentary Candidate for Warrington North
Born just over 10 miles away from Warrington in Liverpool, Wendy moved to the Warrington area 30 years ago where she has raised three daughters and is very proud to be living, working and creating employment in Warrington. She understands the needs and empathises with many of the local issues faced in Warrington, especially around HS2 route, social and medical provision, affordable housing, greenbelt protection, increased volume of traffic and campaigns rigorously on these and many more issues. She is very well connected and respected by other business leaders, dignitaries, charities and by the local community.
As a Founder Patron, donor and hands on supporter of Warrington Youth Club, has proudly been able to change the lives and bring opportunities to the youth of Warrington, particularly those who are most underprivileged in Warrington.
Wendy would confidently represent all constituents in surgery and in Parliamentary debating and engaging with Ministers on their behalf, without prejudice. She has the ability to stay collected and bring calm to others to defuse situations. A good problem solver and communicator she confidently engages and earns the trust of people regardless of their background.
A people's person who can diversify easily and make appropriate conversation with everyone she meets to and not afraid to put her views forward, especially when campaigning new initiatives for vulnerable or underprivileged youngsters. Speaks confidently on the doorsteps both in affluent and in the most deprived areas when canvassing for the Party and genuinely cares deeply about people and the issues they face. Based on significant experience involving a whole spectrum of different activities, is able to exercise due diligence to carefully assess situations and to suggest appropriate courses of actions.
A Thriving Career
Wendy is a Founder Director and owner of a niche I.T. company within the Banking Services Industry. She has grown the business from two people to over 40 full time staff, employing people from in and around the Warrington area. She has played a key role in the the success of the company receiving four Queen's Awards. Wendy is proud of the Apprenticeship Scheme that she implemented which has given the local youngsters great opportunities over the years. Wendy is a great problem solver and a great communicator. She is well connected and respected by other business leaders and work tirelessly to bring wealth, create employment and raise the profile on the National and International stage of her great town.
Wendy is a keen walker and a member of the RSPB. She participates in ‘clean up’ weekends with them in different locations though out the North West. At home, Wendy enjoys nurturing the wildlife by creating breeding and habitat boxes for a variety of birds and mammals who have chosen her garden as home. She is also a Member of the National Trust and Historic Palaces, enjoys the gardens, and above all enjoys learning about the architecture and history of these buildings. Relaxation is a spa day with day with one of her daughters. Favourite read, politics aside, is Greek Mythology, but still has much to learn about this topic!
Why did Wendy enter politics?
Born in one of the most deprived areas on a sprawling council estate in Liverpool, Wendy has had to work hard to achieve where she is today. Her parents were both ex-forces personnel who were a fantastic role model and incredibly hardworking. She was taught Conservative values from an early age, with the principal of ‘Hand up, not hand out’.
Wendy’s first experience with politics was supporting her father campaigning door to door when she was barely a teenager. He would stand for the Conservatives in difficult wards in Liverpool during the Derek Hatton days when a once great city was brought to its knees by militants. These were perhaps the first instances where Wendy learnt her debating and persuasive skills whilst always showing courtesy to others.
A few years ago, just after the European referendum and with her vast wealth of knowledge of business and International Trade, and her daughter’s now independent young women, Wendy decided it was time to become more involved in the Party. It was natural for her to select the Warrington Federation given her business is based there and she lives in the Warrington area. Since then, her Political career has moved swiftly and is proud of her achievements.
Wendy attends CWO training and networking days and events to increase knowledge for professional development within the political landscape. She has also attended APPG (All Party Parliamentary Groups) for Business and International Trade at The House of Commons.