Karen is a local business woman, NHS Covid 19 vaccinator, County and District councillor. Karen is currently Chairman of the Suffolk Pension Fund committee. Since being elected she has worked with local communities to reduce the speed limit in 4 areas and helped improve drainage, upgrade roads surfaces and rights of way in rural villages.
Karen was elected to County Council for the Thingoe South Division in 2017, the division includes 20 hamlets/villages south of Bury St Edmunds. The Wards of Barrow cum Denham, Chedburgh, Rougham, Horringer & Whelnetham are within the boundaries of Thingoe South.
Karen has lived and worked in rural Suffolk all her adult life. She is married to Martin, and they have 4 teenage/grown up children. Having been a director and trustee of local companies, schools and charities, Karen chose to give something back to her local community and feels that parishes need a greater say in the future of their area. Karen says ‘It has been a privilege to work with the Theatre Royal, local parish councils, community groups, schools, and many other groups. She feels that outreach, health and social care is vitally important to local communities.