I trained as a local journalist then decided I wanted to find a way to do something practical to solve problems rather than write about them.
I started working for my constituency MP as a caseworker and stood as a local councillor. I’m determined to get the best for my town and to make sure resources are concentrated on the issues and services that matter most to local people.
I volunteer for Launceston Memory Café which supports people with dementia and their carers, and I am training as a counsellor because being elected has shown me the phenomenal need for greater mental health service provision.
As well as being a councillor I’m a world champion powerlifter competing in the British Drug Free Powerlifting Association (BDFPA) and hold the national bench press record in my weight category.
Councillor Jade Farrington: Liberal Democrat, Cornwall Council