About Karen

My name is Karen Bruce and I was 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 worked hard to get the best deal for the people in Rothwell, Woodlesford, Oulton and Carlton working with and helping community groups such as residents associations and sports clubs and have helped hundreds of individual people with problems and issues. These are challenging times as the Conservative/Liberal Democrat government has slashed Leeds City Council’s budget since 2010, while giving comparatively more money to councils in the south.

In May 2019 the local election became the Brexit election, along with the European elections. The Liberal Democrats managed to capitalise on the situation and they now have all three Rothwell councillor seats.

Rothwell Labour Party is still very much a part of the community and are there fighting for local injustices and fighting to represent you once again.