Kat lives in Sway, where she works from home as a fundraiser for a charity. She lives with her husband, who works in a local school, and her two young children.
Kat says: I am hugely proud to have been selected to represent the Brockenhurst Division in the 2021 county elections.
The New Forest is full of dynamic people doing huge amounts of good for the local community. As a councillor, I want to make sure this work is being built upon and supported, and that the council begins to represent the true range of passions and priorities of all those living here.
Personally I am keen to support our libraries as they continue to serve our communities, to champion active and affordable public transport, and to work for decent social care that supports our vulnerable and recognises our carers.
I joined the Green Party because, alongside its foundations in wanting a just and sustainable society, it is heavily focussed on decentralising power and supporting communities. I love the idea of working towards a New Forest with thriving High Streets, better jobs, and more affordable housing. Thank you for your vote!
Area: Brockenhurst Division
Vote for Kat on the 6th of May in Hampshire County Council Elections
Housing – that places a premium on affordability at and beyond the build, low energy and community led development.
Leisure – that keeps our services in public hands, for public good not profit; and building on the excellent work being done in provision of outdoor recreation time for our children.
Transport – that increases the number of public fast chargers for electric vehicles and develops commuting cycle routes.
Recycling – to be available alongside all public waste bins, and joint initiatives with business to offer the community far more recycling options.
Climate change – is an emergency and our council should be acting accordingly; in the next term all our council-owned buildings, including houses, schools, and offices should be powered by renewable energy.
Rebalancing the Council – a variety of voices need to be heard if decisions are to be equitable. I am in my mid-30s, so not particularly young, but I will make it an indicator of my success to increase the young voices being heard by our council.