Caroline has built up a solid track record of supporting enterprise and innovation locally. She has played a key role in the creation of the Solent Enterprise Zone – securing a £25m investment package – and the 'Bridging the Gap' Regional Growth Fund for new and growing businesses in SE Hampshire.
Her other political interests include defence, which is a key employer in her Gosport constituency. She is a member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and completed the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme, which saw her visit the Falkland Islands and Afghanistan as part of the Royal Navy. She also successfully campaigned for a medal for the Arctic Convoy Veterans of WWII.
Being the mum of two young sons keeps Caroline busy, but she's always up for a challenge - she Captain's the House of Commons charity Tug-of-War team, is Parliamentary Ambassador for England Netball and completed a fundraising parachute jump for the MS Society in 2012.
Caroline is a Vice-President of the RSPCA and 'Queen' guitarist Brian May named her his Hero of 2011 in The Independent Newspaper for her opposition to fox hunting!
To read Caroline's interview with the ACN please click on the below image.