Division: Northgate & West Green
4 Dempsey Walk
Council phone: 033 022 22471
Council email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen gained a degree as a mature student and has had a successful career as a primary school teacher and school leader in Crawley, Worthing and London. She has been a member of Crawley Borough Council since 2014, representing the West Green and then the newly-formed Northgate and West Green ward. She has worked as a consultant in special educational needs and child welfare and protection and has a particular interest in this area of the Council’s work.
Karen is keen to encourage women and people from minority groups to take an interest and become involved in politics. She works to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by those who suffer from mental illness and the impact on families of those affected.
Outside politics, Karen’s interests include reading and creative writing, genealogy, gardening and outdoor swimming. She follows a football team – though does not always enjoy it! Something she does always enjoy is spending time with her grandchildren, who range in age from 23 to newly-born.