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My job application to be your MP

March 30, 2015 10:24 AM

Curriculum Vitae

Shas Sheehan

4 Ravenna Road, London SW15 6AW

020 8788 1169



1971-1978 Rosa Bassett Grammar School

1978 University College London, Chemistry BSc Hons, 2.1

1990 Imperial College, Environmental Technology MSc, Distinction

Work experience

1981-2005 Teaching 'O' and 'A' level Chemistry; auxiliary nurse at New Cross hospital; senior planner/buyer in advertising. Career break to study MSc; full- time mum to three children.

2005-2008 Head of Office/Senior Caseworker for Susan Kramer, the then MP for Richmond Park. Dealing with welfare issues, housing queries, pension enquiries, employment issues. Organising community events and public meetings with high profile speakers from Westminster, Industry and the third sector.

2006-2010 Councillor for Kew Ward. Assistant Cabinet Member for Energy and Climate Change; member of Planning Committee, Children Services Committee and Health Committee; school governor.

2010-present Voluntary charity work at Wimbledon Guild daycentre for elderly people and Faith in Action project for homeless people. Campaigner on important local issues such as protecting A&E, maternity and children services at Kingston and St Helier hospitals, opposing Merton council's unnecessary cuts to Merton Adult Education services and daycentres for elderly people and better roads and pavements. General election candidate for Wimbledon Liberal Democrats.

Other voluntary positions

Trustee on the board of Citizens Advice Bureau in Morden; Chair of Wimbledon Cancer Friendship Group; a founding member of 20's Plenty for Merton group

Hobbies/other interests

Member of the RSPB, Amnesty International and the London Wildlife Trust.

In the little spare time I have I like to spend time with family, walk, read and cook. I also love to watch the birds that visit my garden.


Here's my contract with the residents of Wimbledon, Morden, Raynes Park and Motspur Park:

I will always put local people first. I will hold two surgeries a week, on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings, spread across our local area. I will have a constituency office in the constituency and I will be there to help, listen to your concerns and stand up for what matters to you.

I will be a strong voice for our area, both locally and in Westminster - especially for vulnerable groups such as elderly people, young people, people with disabilities and people with mental health problems, as well as their carers. I will always fight to protect local NHS services.

I will be an open and honest politician. I will not employ family members and pay them from the public purse. I will not take on any other paid job whilst I am your MP. I will not claim on a second home. I will never seek to avoid paying my full share of taxes.