As the next Member of Parliament for Filton & Bradley Stoke, Louise Harris will focus on building a brighter future for everyone - tackling the climate emergency, building a stronger and greener economy and getting proper funding for our schools and health services.
Louise has decades of experience as a campaigner and local representative. She won her South Gloucestershire council seat in a by-election in November 2018, getting re-elected in May 2019. Louise is proud of her record on fighting to protect our environment, going back to campaigning on Acid Rain as a student in the 1980s. Most recently she helped to get cross-party backing for declaring a Climate Emergency in South Gloucestershire and forced the council to act on air pollution caused by idling car engines. She is now working to ensure that South Gloucestershire is carbon neutral by 2030 and is determined to build on her record of action on the environment in Parliament.
As a graduate in European Politics and Economics, Louise wants to ensure that Brexit is stopped to protect our economy and public services. She has worked in the Voluntary Sector for 25 years, supporting vulnerable adults, promoting their rights and independence. She is currently the service manager of Wiltshire Independent Advocacy Service. As our MP, Louise will stand up for and support local people of all ages and backgrounds.
Louise grew up in the constituency, went to school locally and now lives in Yate. She volunteers with several community groups speaking up for local people on housing, transport and the environment. Louise is a Safeguarding Officer for her church and a member of the South Gloucestershire Fairtrade campaign. Fighting for social justice and the environment are Louise’s passions in life she will take with her to Parliament.