Louise Potter grew up in Horsham and attended local schools. She is married with three sons, and lives in Broadbridge Heath, where she is a District Councillor.
As a teacher in a local secondary school, and a former Collyer’s student, Louise is horrified at the funding problems affecting local schools and colleges. Lib Dem policies on Education and the NHS were a strong part of her motivation to stand for Parliament. Our schools should be world class but instead they are struggling to make ends meet and won’t take much more before they crack.
At a local level housing is a key priority for Louise. The Horsham constituency is being asked to build more and more houses but they are not the affordable homes that are needed and they are not bringing the infrastructure to support the Horsham community. The lack of GP services is a particular issue in Horsham, which Louise is determined to tackle. We need councils to start building houses again and we need much greater focus on sustainability in house building.
Louise has signed the local Climate Change Pledge. She is shocked that there are so few renewable energy facilities in the Horsham constituency and will press for more investment.