Susan is from a Peak District farming family and has spent her working life in public service. She became a district councillor for Derbyshire Dales District Council in 2015 and is currently the deputy leader. Susan was subsequently elected to Derbyshire County Council in May 2021 and serves as Cabinet Support Member for Strategic Leadership, Culture, Tourism and Climate Change.
During this last year she have been what can only be described as a small cog in the big wheel of the community - helping those elderly or isolated people in our local area.
Susan is also currently working some shifts as part of the Covid vaccination programme
She likes to be physically active - cycling and walking. A particular bugbear of Susan's is litter and she can often be found with a bag in hand collecting all manner of rubbish.
The projects that Barry Lewis has put on his latest blog, Susan is so enthused with - the green agenda and climate change are matters that dealt with now will affect generations to come.
Support for local businesses is imperative - in her own small way Susan has tried to continue to use local businesses during lockdown. She is really looking forward to a successful, and safe, re-opening of the economy.