After graduating from Nottingham University as a mature student, Anthea had a happy career working as a Geologist with the British Geological Survey in Nottingham.
Since retirement she has continued her scientific work as Treasurer and Membership Secretary of the Society for Environmental Geochemistry & Health (SEGH) which aims to bring together geoscientists and medics. It also helps young scientists in developing countries, particularly Africa, offering mentorship and bursaries. Anthea helps to organise a yearly international conference.
Working as a voluntary adviser with Citizens Advice in Grantham for six years was a humbling experience and until February this year she volunteered as a ward helper on the Acute Medical Unit at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham.
Closer to home, Long Clawson has set up Clawson Kindness in the pandemic and Anthea continues to deliver groceries and prescriptions to local people who are still shielding.
Anthea is fully committed to the Conservative Association and she is on several committees, including the Clawson and Stathern branch, Rutland and Melton fund raising and the executive committee. She also enjoys taking part in the local policy forum discussions.
Being actively involved with canvassing for the local elections, knocking on doors last autumn, and then again for the General Election in December was a great experience. Including: helping Alicia canvassing in Melton market place; delivering leaflets in Long Clawson and assisting Jane Hunt in her Loughborough constituency. A last minute push in Loughborough involved working in the wind and freezing rain with my Conservative colleague, Christopher Clark, delivering leaflets until they were too soggy to be pushed through letterboxes and it was too dark to see house numbers, on the night before the election. It was worth it!
Anthea’s hobbies are tennis, walking and gardening, with a particular interest in old fashioned roses and cottage gardens.
“Conservatism is about kindness, encouraging people to be responsible for themselves and their families while keeping the country prosperous, safe and forward looking.”