Louise Potter - Our Westminster Candidate

Louise Potter


At a well attended meeting of the Horsham Liberal Democrats membership Louise Potter was overwhelmingly chosen, in a contest that drew applications in from across the South East, to be the next candidate for a General Election in Horsham.

Louise has lived in Horsham since her family moved to the town 34 years ago. She attended primary school in the village of Broadbridge Heath before moving onto Tanbridge House School and Collyer's Sixth Form College. She read History at University and is now a teacher of History and Politics at a school in Crawley.

Louise joined the Liberal Democrats in 2016. Shortly after, motivated by both local and national issues, she attended a local party meeting and she has not looked back since. She became a member of the Horsham Campaign Group, which organised the campaigns for the County Council Elections and the snap General Election of 2017. She has run a number of street stalls in the town, including several in support of the People's Vote campaign for a referendum on the final Brexit deal.

In December 2017 Louise was elected as a member of the Horsham and Crawley Liberal Democrat Executive Committee. In this role she works closely with other committee members, including County and District Councillors, to determine local party policy and in January of 2019 she took on the role of Membership Development Officer. In 2019 she is running as a candidate for Broadbridge Heath in the Horsham District Council Elections, as well as helping to co-ordinate campaigns in wards across Horsham.

Louise is married to Matt and they have three sons. In her spare time she enjoys taking the dog on long family walks and visiting National Trust locations.