Kate has lived in Amber Valley for well over 30 years and really knows the patch. She has over a decade of experience as a local councillor and takes an interest in everything local, including planning, transport and education. She campaigned for several years for women's services to be improved, and is a member of her local NHS Patient Group. She has stood 5 times for Westminster and numerous times in by-elections. She enjoys helping to fix problems and make life better for residents. People from all Parties have described Kate as "gracious", "really caring", and "enormously helpful". Others say "a fantastic Liberal Democrat and role model".