Sarah Osborne - Ouse Valley and Downs

Sarah has been a Councillor for over ten years and is currently Liberal Democrat Group Leader at Lewes District Council. She has taken a local fight for the restoration of a school bus and developed it into a national campaign to save school transport.
 
Sarah has received multiple nominations as 'Community Champion' in the Councillor of the year awards from the "blue light" services for her active campaigning on road safety .
 
Sarah was first elected to her local authority in 2004 and has experience both running the council and in opposition. As Chair of Scrutiny she led comprehensive reviews on a variety of policy areas, including providing more affordable housing and championed innovative ideas for badly needed regeneration; she has seen all her ideas implemented.
 
Sarah has served on the boards of many other organisations including the Police and Crime Panel and now represents non-Metropolitan authorities on the Local Government Association.
 
Following a successful career in the city of London Sarah now works in private practice and voluntarily for charities providing counselling and psychotherapy for those with mental health problems.