Model, 22, swaps catwalk for parish politics

Charlotte Chapman-Hart
Charlotte Chapman-Hart

A 22-year-old model has swapped the catwalk for politics, becoming the youngest councillor ever to join her parish.

Charlotte Chapman-Hart has modelled at the London Couture Fashion Week, but now she has taken up a role at Cuckney and Norton Parish Council.

The world of fashion shoots and glamorous dresses will seem a million miles away, but it is a challenge she is relishing.

“When I say I’m a parish councillor most people don’t believe me,” Charlotte said. Many think it’s just older people that become councillors, which I think needs to change.”

The role of a parish councillor is probably more accustomed to someone more senior, but Charlotte says she is on a mission to make a difference in her community.

Now an ambassador for the recently relaunched Bassetlaw Youth Council, she hopes her quirky route into local politics will inspire fellow young people to follow in her footsteps.

“Young people have the opportunity to really make a difference and speak up for themselves,” Charlotte said. The youth council is the perfect platform to do that.”

The Bassetlaw Youth Council is currently seeking new members with their first meeting at Worksop Town Hall on Tuesday, October 15 at 6:30pm.

For more information contact youth.council@bassetlaw.gov.uk.

Alternatively, visit Bassetlaw Youth Council on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Bassetlawyouthcouncil.