I went to University in Liverpool, and having lived in London for the last few years, I have now returned with my family to the Midlands where I run my own development company.

I have been a committed campaigner for the Conservative Party for the last 25 years.

I am approachable and understanding and have practical experience of dealing with other people’s needs.

I am in politics because I want to give everyone access to the same opportunities I have had.

Outside politics I enjoy travelling, diving and singing.

Jo Barker, Candidate for Hull West and Hessle