Labour - South Hams
Carole Whitty has had a long career in public service. She has been the Headteacher of two large community comprehensive schools, a DCfS Children’s Services adviser and until recently the Deputy General Secretary of the National Association of Headteachers. Carole has rich experience of urban, rural and small town settings and clear insight into their separate challenges.
Passionate about the vital importance of strong supportive communities for our future prosperity, Carole is a very strong advocate for the work of Transition Towns in providing superb examples of engaging and empowering communities and of tackling the issue of Peak oil and climate change. She considers herself privileged to live in the Totnes constituency which is the origin of the Transition Town movement. Carole is an active member of Transition Town Totnes.
Carole has been a Labour Party supporter and member for many years. She believes that Labour is the only party which has the values, care, compassion and ideas able to make a coherent response to the collision of challenges which we face both nationally and globally.
She has lived in the constituency for the past 11 years with her husband Tony, a teacher of young people with learning difficulites and a Labour Councillor in Totnes.
Carole answers the questions effecting the South Hams: LISTEN HERE