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I later helped start Victim Support locally, working there for 20 years as Manager, and laterally and voluntarily within the criminal justice system chairing a local Crime Prevention Panel. Then chairing the first county wide Community Safety Partnership. It was at this time I met and became friends with Muriel Barker who played such an important part in the emerging North East Lincolnshire and she was generous with her support and advice.
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And that, finally, is what it is all about. Helping one another, being tenacious and working for what you believe in.
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And of course, our MP Melanie Onn who is the first woman and a Grimsby girl to boot, to hold the post since the 13 th century — its been worth waiting for! I hope we can continue to inspire and support one another and who knows we may yet reach the top of the mountain.
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