Jayne has a strong track record of delivering real change. Through her political and professional roles she has made a difference in Coventry, the West Midlands and nationally:
- Jayne is a former Trustee of the Huntington’s Disease Association (Jayne comes from an affected family, but she and her children are not at risk of the illness). Jayne has helped shape advice and support available for affected families. She has also gained insights into the funding and impact of research at the forefront of genetic science, and its interaction with health provision. Jayne was one of the team that set up and launched the APPG (All Party Parliamentary Group) on Huntington’s Disease, a launch that led the national news.
- Jayne is a former Director and 15 year Trustee of the Wolverhampton-based jobs and skills charity Jobchange. Jayne has played a crucial role in ensuring tens of thousands of Midlanders had the opportunity to reskill and find work. Via her Consultancy work, Jayne launched the National Careers Service across our region.
- Through her Council roles Jayne has made a significant number of positive changes to our city. Here are a few examples – Jayne reorganised bin collections to dramatically improve recycling rates, introduce ‘food recycling’ and save £1million a year to reinvest to protect Council Services. Jayne oversaw the expansion of electric car charging points, and the trial of ‘environmentally friendlier’ road surfaces. She ended burial and cremation fees for children. As a committed Trade Unionist she continues to fight the ‘gig economy’ and to preserve taxi passenger safety. Jayne introduced Average Speed Cameras in 2 of Coventry’s worst accident black spots, and introduced Vehicle Activated Signs across the city.
- Jayne is currently working to bring Anti Bleed Kits to Coventry (to improve Knife Crime survival rates) with the Daniel Baird Foundation. She recently helped turn Earlsdon and Whoberley shops gold to raise awareness of Childhood Cancer in memory of young Whoberley resident Ben Crowther. With local Labour Party members she continues to organise Feeding Coventry Collections for the Coventry Foodbank – in August local Party activists in Whoberley collected 250KG of food in under 2 hours.