Dr Kate O’Kelly spent nearly 30 years working as a GP in the NHS before she moved into old age psychiatry specialising in dementia. She was elected to West Sussex County Council in 2017 and Chichester District Council in 2018. She is a governor of two schools and a magistrate.
Dr Kate is an active, energetic campaigner who has proven that she can get results. If elected to Westminster she would be able to do far more for Chichester area residents.
The isolation and loneliness of the elderly in rural areas is a passionate concern for Dr Kate. She has campaigned successfully to save bus services vital to old and young alike. The crisis in social care has been intensified by the slashing of funding to local government. Her expertise will be devoted to resolving this issue and fighting for sustainable long-term funding for the NHS.
She is looking forward to helping the Liberal Democrats to lead the way on fighting climate change - the most critical issue facing us all.
The congestion and pollution caused by the A27 is a desperate issue facing Chichester. It needs a solution that will bring the community together. This project is far more than a road, any plan has to provide a sustainable transport system for years ahead.
She is at present campaigning to keep small rural schools open. Education funding in West Sussex is historically low and she is striving to increase funding per pupil so that all our children are offered an excellent education.
Dr Kate is a cycling enthusiast and rides all over the district, a cold-water swimmer and has the energy that Chichester needs.
Unlike Chichester’s current MP, Dr Kate is not afraid to get involved with the community and tackle their most pressing issues.