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My Theme for the year

My theme for the year is ‘Reading, Writing and Rehabilitation’.  

Research has shown that over 60% of those in prison struggle to read, and in the Hertfordshire community the figure varies from 22% to 26% across the county.  In 2021/2022 around a third of Reception children did not meet the expected level of development for communication and literacy skills, and one in five adults in Hertfordshire had a low level of essential skills.


I hope to engage with the County Council, the police, probation service and charities to do what I can to improve literacy levels across Hertfordshire, and I hope to engage with business to help ex-offenders returning to the workplace.

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