Charlotte is a born-and-bred Pompey local, a community champion and a resident in Southsea – helping our community everyday to ensure our environment, local businesses, community and city thrives.
At this time of national crisis, Charlotte stepped up to offer our community the support it needs. Charlotte set up the Portsmouth Coronavirus Support Group on Facebook, which provides mutual aid and now has over 10,000 members. Charlotte has been delivering food to those isolating, supporting local artists and recently collected IT equipment for pupils at Bramble Infant School and Nursery, to be able to learn from home.
In recognition of Charlotte’s community work, Charlotte recently received a Pamodzi Inspirational Women of Portsmouth award. She has also co-founded Pompey Living Streets, which brings residents together to green our city, strengthen community spirit and encourage active travel, such as walking and cycling, instead of driving vehicles.
Now, Charlotte wants to take her community action a step further. Charlotte is standing to be the Labour councillor candidate for Central Southsea, because she wants to make Central Southsea and Portsmouth the best place it can be.
“As an active social and environmental campaigner, as well as a trade unionist, I’m determined to ensure our area gets better recycling, improved cycling provision, support for local businesses and workers, and safer roads and streets.
“On 6 May, a vote for me as your Labour councillor is a vote for a greener, cleaner Portsmouth – where wellbeing and the climate finally get the focus they deserve.”
Charlotte grew up in Hilsea and moved to London for University, being the first person in her family to get a degree. She studied at the London School of Economics, securing a scholarship to study there. Upon graduating, Charlotte became the elected General Secretary of LSE’s Students’ Union, completed a Masters in Public Policy from UCL and worked for nearly a decade for non-profits. Charlotte has a background in strategic campaigns, policy and community organising, more recently working for the housing charity, Shelter. Charlotte returned to Portsmouth several years ago, to settle down and lay roots. She now lives in Southsea with her partner and French Bulldog.