Kathy Pearce

Kathy Pearce

Twitter: twitter.com/WestoverLabour

Biography

Kathy was born in Bridgwater and attended Blake School. She lives in the Westover ward and works within Children’s services . Kathy was first elected as a councillor on Sedgemoor District Council 16 years ago representing the Hamp ward . Since 2011 she has represented Westover.

She is Secretary of the Sedgemoor District Labour Group and Deputy Leader of the Town Labour Group  having previously chaired the Bridgwater Sure Start programme which brought increased services to families of young children.

In 2010 Kathy was the Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Bridgwater and West Somerset and was recently the  Agent for Mick Lerry and for all Labour candidates in the Sedgemoor elections..

Kathy leafletting for the 2015 election with the 'Bridgwater Rose'
Kathy leafletting for the 2015 election with the ‘Bridgwater Rose’

Kathy was active in the campaign to try to save the Splash and says, “I have always lived in the town and remember a time when Bridgwater was a vibrant Market town with a variety of both National chains and independent shops. Labour councillors have spoken out strongly against the Tesco proposal on Northgate because we believe it is the wrong way forward We did not need yet another supermarket in the town and feared that, far from regenerating the town, it would have led to a further shop closures.”

Kath is the Chair of SDC Community Scrutiny committee and also sits on the Meads working party.