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Jenny Pinkett Matt avies

Jenny Pinkett was born in London and moved to the West Midlands in 1973. She has been active first for the Liberal Party, and then the Liberal Democrats since 1987. She has stood for Parliament in her Local constituency of Tamworth four times. Jenny was a teacher and before retiring worked as an inclusion manager in a Tamworth secondary school. She specialised in working with young people who had not achieved functional literacy skills before leaving primary education. She also worked as an inclusion manager helping children with disabilities access their local High School.

Jenny believes that joined up thinking between health, social services and education are at the heart of helping many vulnerable pupils and would also like to see greater investment in child and adolescent mental health provision. She would also like more investment in a careers service that can help vulnerable pupils get the best possible employment when they leave school.

For a short time Jenny worked in a fastenings manufacturing and distribution company and is fully aware of the difficulties encountered when setting up a small business.

Jenny said, "I would like to see more attention turned to the town centre and local shopping centres around the constituency where we could convert many empty and partially used retail and commercial units to residential use. We need to think ahead if we are to provide more homes. More housing is needed but if the infrastructure is not put in place first ever increasing pollution from traffic hot spots will be a disaster. Tamworth already has areas where the air quality does not meet requirements. If hundreds of more houses are built before putting in a road and transport system that is fit for purpose poor air quality will put our children's health at serious risk."

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