Following a meeting of the Liberal Democrat group on Horsham District Council, we can confirm that Cllr Louise Potter (Broadbridge Heath) was elected as the new group leader, replacing Cllr Frances Haigh who recently stood down. Cllr Matt Allen will continue as the Deputy Leader.
Cllr Potter has a wide range of experience within the council, leading the Lib Dem Group’s position on Environmental and Community Wellbeing matters. She also came a strong second in the Horsham constituency during the 2019 General Election.
Speaking after the meeting, Louise said:
“I’m honoured to be taking on the role of Leader of the Liberal Democrat group at HDC. There are important challenges ahead for the council and I’m eager to ensure that our resident’s voices are heard loud and clear.
On behalf of myself and the other Lib Dem councillors, I would like to express our warm thanks to Cllr Frances Haigh for her leadership at what has been a particularly challenging time.
I’m very pleased that she will continue as the councillor for Denne and that we will continue to benefit from her experience and wisdom.”