Oxford West & Abingdon Conservative Association has selected Kate Kettle as their Parliamentary Spokesperson to stand up for residents across Abingdon, Kidlington, Oxford and the surrounding villages.
Commenting, Association Chair, Jenny Jackson said,
“Kate is a competent, kind and compassionate leader. She has a maturity that cuts through petty politicking. And she brings a laser-like focus on delivering the public services that our residents deserve.
“There’s been too much talk from the Liberal Democrats and not enough action. Kate’s selection offers residents the chance to change that.”
Commenting on her selection Kate Kettle said “I am delighted to have been selected to represent the great constituency of Oxford West and Abingdon! We already have lots of ideas for ways to improve the lives of people living in this constituency and beyond. We are looking forward to discussing these with residents over our campaign. I want to give people living in Oxford West and Abingdon a positive vision for the future, and a constituency MP they can be proud of. I hope I can persuade many of you to join me.”
Kate attended a state-school in Hertfordshire before coming to Oxford to study for a degree in History at University of Oxford.
On graduating, Kate did a brief stint as a management consultant working on public sector improvement projects before deciding to dedicate herself to social mobility work.
Kate has held social mobility roles at University of Oxford and King’s College London, focusing on supporting disadvantaged and under-represented groups to access higher education. Kate now runs her own social enterprise based out of Oxford.
During lockdown, Kate volunteered as a Covid Vaccinator, getting ‘jabs in arms’ in Barton. She is a trustee of a local grant-giving charity here in Oxford and is an Advisory Board member of a national charity supporting young migrants with education and work placements.
Kate lives in Oxford with her husband who teaches at a local school.