Carolyn is a hardworking grassroots Member of the Senedd. With real life experiences of financial struggles, dealing with loss, raising a family, being employed in a variety of jobs (the latest as a post woman), helping people in the community, that have all shaped her passion of wanting to fight for fairness and equality. She understands the core problems we face in North Wales on a day to day basis.
Carolyn strongly believes everyone has a right to the best start in life, access to services, an affordable home, a fair wage and conditions, the right to live in a safe, clean environment with an education that gives everyone a fair and equal chance, and a health service that never denies the right of access to medicine no matter what your circumstances are. Carolyn treasures our wonderful natural environment of North Wales, loving her walks with family and their four pawed companions.
During her working life Carolyn has worked in a bar, been an au pair, a post woman, a town councillor and a county councillor. Hard work, a keen eye for detail and a true passion for doing everything she can for the people she speaks for, lead to being selected as deputy leader of Flintshire County Council in 2019, with the largest population of North Wales authorities.
While at Flintshire County Council, Carolyn has been a critical part of several progressive projects from her focus on Recycling making Flintshire 3rd best in Wales, with one of the lowest costs per household. A brand new waste transfer station which will also contain an education unit and powered by renewables, linked with another innovative project which combined Recycling and Transport. Purchasing electric busses, owned by the public, which will be charged using by-products and solar farms in a state of the art charging hub, where Carolyn has also pushed for Wales to have standardised charging infrastructures to allow electric vehicles to expand through Wales. Carolyn has also pushed for Flintshire to reduce its cutting of hedges and verges, being one of the first councils in North Wales to plan to save costs while increasing and protecting its vital biodiversity.
Carolyn has been a working Mother of three, with her eldest now being a Teacher and youngest a Student at University. During the week of being sworn in as Member of the Senedd for North Wales added to the joy and elation becoming a Grandmother.