County Councillor for Thingoe South and District Councillor for Newmarket North
Karen has lived in rural Suffolk all her adult life. She is married to Martin & they have 4 grown up children. Having been a director and trustee of local companies, schools & 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, St Edmundsbury Cathedral, King Edward VI school & many other community groups. I feel outreach is vital to our local communities’.
Karen was elected to Thingoe South Division in the County Council elections 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 for Thingoe South. Karen was elected to Newmarket North in January 2020.
Karen is also a Parish Councillor in Tuddenham.