Before becoming a local Councillor for Bramhall North in 2011 Alanna was the Northern Regional Director of WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) where she worked for over 10 years. Conservation and animal welfare have always been her passion and she is on the Campaign Task Force for climate change in Stockport and also a member of the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation.
After leaving WWF, Alanna trained and became a Magistrate on the Inner Manchester Bench for several years, sitting on both the adult and junior benches.
Alanna has lived in Bramhall for the past 26 years with her husband (until he died in 2018) and she is passionate about helping the local community. It was this desire that led her to stand as a candidate and she is as passionate now as she was when she was first elected.
During her time as a Councillor, Alanna was a Governor at Bramhall High School and Queensgate High School, and also a Board member of Stockport Homes. Her term of office on the main board has now come to end but she continues to be a Board member of Stockport Homes' charity called Foundations.
She has served on the Adults & Communities Scrutiny committee and for the last three years has been Chair of the Licensing, Environment and Safety committee. As a sitting Councillor she is also a member of the Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South Area committee.
Until Covid struck Alanna held a monthly surgery at the Hub, 94 North Park Road, Bramhall and she is hoping to reinstate this as soon as Government legislation allows.
In addition Alanna is the Chair of the Cheadle Conservative Association.