Karen McKeown was elected as a councillor for Rodborough in May 2016 and joined the Green Party in 2018. Her experience includes chairing Rodborough Parish Council and working as a senior manager within children’s social care. She has worked as a probation officer and an HMI, inspecting local authorities. Karen is also a member of the Clifton Diocesan Safeguarding Commission which monitors safeguarding practice within the Catholic Church. Karen is strongly committed to social justice and chairs the Mid-Gloucestershire group of Amnesty International.