I am Diana Smith. I have lived for some time in Stafford, but previously in Letchworth, Athlone, Clonmel and Edinburgh.

I am married and have a child.

My interests are very broad. Amongst other things I like growing things, making good food, Textile art, music, films, talking to people and networking.

I have been involved in community based organsiations for a number of years, and am currently active in Transition Town Stafford.

I became a member of Stafford Labour party quite recently, because I could see that Good Government is a matter for all of us. My main interest within the party is to open up the process of decision making, so that people can be involved even if they do not want to be a member of a party.

I am fascinated by the way in which social networking and blogs can create new ways to work towards solutions.