Born to North East parents, Shirley returned to her roots eleven years ago. She moved to South Shields to build a family with her husband. They have a nine year old son and care deeply about their local community.
Shirley works at a local primary school, supporting parents to improve school attendance. She also helps run the community Deaf children's club.
Shirley is an active member of the local South Tyneside Green Party and the regional North East Green Party.
After volunteering in Kenya on a safe drinking water project, Shirley worked for ten years on human rights and anti-poverty campaigns including:
Shirley joined the Green Party as it is the only one to demand no more excuses for wars. She believes we must have a truly ethical Foreign Policy.
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