About Karen

My name is Karen Bruce and I am the first Labour councillor to be elected in Rothwell in the 21st century when I won the seat off the Liberal Democrats in May 2011.

I’ve lived in Elmet and Rothwell constituency for 22 years, first in Methley, then Swillington and since 2002 in Carlton,

I started my working life in the public sector and worked for West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive for 14 years in a variety of different roles. After that I helped run my own business which worked with various private and public sector clients and also organised conferences for the public sector. As a councillor I’ve held a variety of roles and am currently chair of the Outer South Area Committee.

As well as all my work locally within the ward helping local community groups and people I also sit on several council committees. I am chair of the South (Outer) Area Committee and a member of the Scrutiny Board (Health and Well-being and Adult Social Care) and the Licensing Committee.

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