I live in South Devon with my husband Adrian and we have 3 children, all at university.

I was previously a GP, but also spent time as a police forensic examiner for Devon and Cornwall Police helping victims of sexual violence. I was also involved with teaching and training junior doctors and medical students as well as examining for the Royal College of GPs. I was spurred into Politics after David Cameron's invitation to those with backgrounds outside politics to bring their practical experience to Westminster. I am able to use my 24 years in the NHS in my role as a member of the Health Select Committee. This is an all party committee which holds the Government and health bodies to account on a range of issues from how Department of Health funds are spent to the Health and Social Care Bill, Education and training and Social Care.

Away from politics I like to find time for some running or tandeming and would love to do more gardening and painting.

Thank you for your support.