Elaine was born in Devon and grew up in Nottingham. Once she finished university, Elaine moved to London where she interned for Baroness Lynne Featherstone, then MP for Hornsey and Wood Green. After this, Elaine spent six and a half years working in financial services regulation, and three years ago moved into consulting. Elaine now helps companies work out how technology can make them more efficient and better places to work.
Elaine joined the Lib Dems out of a belief in making sure young people get the support they need - right from starting school to when they leave, and giving everyone the chance to achieve their potential.
Elaine has always been keen on getting stuck in and helping out her community. She started on her local Youth Council at 17, and was a Youth Trustee on the Board of Connexions in Nottingham.
Locally in Tower Hamlets, Elaine has been campaigning to get graffiti removed from the Limehouse Cut canal, supporting anti-racism campaigns and marches, campaigning to fix poor water pressure on the Isle of Dogs, and has worked to hold the Council to account after they received a failing Ofsted report for their children's services.
Elaine is tired of seeing our borough dragged through the headlines for all the wrong reasons, and is fighting for a borough to be proud of.