Susie was elected as a councillor in 1998 whilst continuing to work in Parliament. She grew up in Yorkshire with her six brothers and sisters and left for London at the age of 24 to open a travel business. She is very much a family person and has a son and daughter. Her fathers words: "stop complaining and do something" still ring clearly in her ears. Before leaving her job in Parliament she worked on many projects including getting more women into politics and organised the first plaque in the House of Commons to a women; a suffragette Marjorie Hume who fought for the right of women to vote. She often spends more than 60 hours a week on her council duties much of this being spent in Lancaster Gate on local ward issues.She is a member of both Planning and Licensing committees, Chairman of The Discretionary Housing Panel; Board member of CWH - which the council is bringing back inhouse.
She is passionate about fairness, justice and opportunities for for all. When serving as Lord Mayor her charities were: Veterans Aid (ex servicemens charity) Mayhew Animal Home, Kidscape (a charity that helps child bullying) and Eaves (a charity for victims of trafficking and prostitution). She has many interests amongst them are the environment and animal welfare. Her present challenges are to campaign to get rid of non biological plastic bags and bottles; bring back glass bottles with a deposit system. Susie welcomes the Council's voluntary contribution initiative. She would like to push for more council tax bands at the high end to ensure that those with the most expensive homes pay a fairer contribution.
She brings enthusiasm, commitment, and dedication to local residents, businesses and Westminster. Her passion and energies are firmly rooted in Lancaster Gate and developing Westminster into a great place to live and work.
Telephone: 020 7730 8181
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