Daughter of a Kent farmer, Emily has always been determined and headstrong. She is the first to attend university in her family and joined the party during the Coalition, moved by Liberal values of equality of opportunity which she felt necessary to campaign to protect.
She is passionate about her local area and is privileged to serve the people of Maidstone. Emily is proud of Maidstone’s position as the County Town of Kent and she has campaigned across the constituency on local and national issues. Emily grew up in Maidstone, attending local schools Invicta Grammar School and Boughton Monchelsea Primary School, and she was a Girl Guide in Coxheath.
Emily was elected to Maidstone Borough Council in May 2016. She successfully gained the seat in Coxheath and Hunton Ward in a historic one vote victory. Not for decade had the whole ward been held by the Liberal Democrats.
After reading History at Magdalen College, University of Oxford, Emily held various posts within the party, including as Parliamentary Assistant to Catherine Bearder MEP working on the early stages of the EU Referendum campaign. She is now a Public Affairs consultant.
When she is not knocking on doors, Emily enjoys walking her dog in the beautiful Kent countryside. Emily admires Baroness Kate Parminter and Catherine Bearder MEP for their tireless work campaigning and legislating to protect our precious countryside and wildlife.