Caroline has been the Conservative MP for Romsey and Southampton North since 2010. She was a Test Valley Councillor for 12 years, was educated in local schools, and has lived and worked in the Romsey area all her life.
In Parliament she has been a member of the Environmental Audit Committee, often referred to as Parliament’s “Green Watchdog”, and the Education Select Committee. Caroline is Vice Chairman of the All Party Save the Pub Group and is a committed campaigner against the power of the big pub companies and in favour of local landlords.
Before her election in 2010 Caroline was the Chief Executive of a national animal welfare charity and has used that experience in parliament to talk on issues such as horse passports and compulsory microchipping of dogs. She has been leading the Parliamentary campaign against “pinch collars” for dogs and is well known for her expertise on animal welfare. Caroline lives with her daughter in West Wellow.