As the Deputy leader at Uttlesford Susan has a portfolio that covers The Local Plan, Parking, Recycling and Waste, Conservation areas, Neighbourhood Plans, Flooding, Travellers, Aviation, roads and Air Quality among other things.
Susan is also an Essex Councillor and has represented the Dunmow Division since 2001. The Division covers Barnston and Great Dunmow, High Easter, Aythorpe, High, Leaden , Margaret and White Roding, Great and Little Hallingbury, Great and Little Canfield, Hatfield Heath and Broad Oak as well as Takeley. She currently is vice Chairman of the Essex Pension Board and a deputy Cabinet member. Susan sits on the Local Highways panel, the Education panel and the Youth Strategy panel.
Susan says " Essex County Council has changed dramatically in my time as a Councillor. Increasing demands on its resources and reductions in Central Government funding has meant that every service has to be examined to see whether there is a more efficient way of running it and whether we can use the thousands of volunteers across the County to help. We have an ageing population as well as pressure from a growing number of working age adults with disabilities. As a Conservative administration we will continue to seek to keep Council Tax as low as possible while continuing a dialogue with Central Government over the pressures that we are facing.