Susan became a British citizen in 2003. Her husband is originally Dutch and their three children were born in the UK. She is a passionate European. Susan has served as a councillor since 2004. Her work has focused on transport and access, in particular for young people and those with disability or financial disadvantage. In 2012 she won Railfuture’s ‘Best Campaigner’ national award. Susan holds a Doctorate in Education from Harvard University.