Abigail has been involved with youth work and charities for many years.  Her numerous roles in public affairs and media relations includes extensive experience of the education sector, through spending time working at both the Association of Teachers and Lecturers and the Pre-School Learning Alliance.   Abigail's previous role as a freelance communications consultant has included work for GMPTE and Manchester City Council.

An alumni of The University of Leeds, Abigail is a graduate of the prestigious Politics and Parliamentary Studies course.  Abigail has also worked in Westminster and Washington DC.   

Abigail is a lay member of the General Assembly of the University of Manchester and a Governor at King David Primary School.  Abigail has recently been appointed as a Trustee of Smart Works Greater Manchester.