A LOCAL mum will get to share her views on subjects ranging from political issues to the price of food after joining an influential retail panel.
Lyn Nutter was appointed to supermarket giant Asda’s Mumdex panel, where she will join other parents across the country in online discussions and market research, after applying through the internet.
The 44-year-old from Leigh says she is looking forward to being part of the community of mums and having her opinions heard when not working from home as a website auditor or bringing up teenagers James, 15, and Elizabeth, 13.
Lyn, of Ennerdale Road, said: “I wanted to be able to feel I have a voice if you’re not working. You feel out of the loop and nobody takes you seriously.
“I also wanted to test brands out and give my views to manufacturers, as well as sharing thoughts and ideas with other mums and being part of a community which understands me.”
Lyn says she is also looking forward to using her role on the panel, which is currently made up of more than 5,500 parents, to express concerns about the situation faced by many families in the UK.
The latest Mumdex research suggests mums are one of the most pessimistic groups when it comes to the state of the British economy, with many households particularly feeling the pinch in the run-up to Christmas.
Lyn said: “The standard of living for any family who has a stay-at-home mum is worse than ever.
“Child tax credits did help considerably but are not rising in line with the rising cost of fuel and energy bills, so I need to save money wherever I can.
“Representing Leigh as part of Mumdex helps me share these concerns and my views on other issues, such as education, which is something I feel passionately about. I’ve got a wealth of experience and I’m looking forward to sharing my experience of as part of the panel.”