The daughter of RAF parents, Lisa Gabriel, Liberal Democrat candidate for Louth and Horncastle, works as a freelance composer and writer. Before this, she was employed in the constituency as a teacher with Lincolnshire Music Service, having worked as a teacher in Lincolnshire since qualifying. This gives her a unique insight into Lincolnshire life and problems with its infrastructure and local economy.
As an experienced parliamentary campaigner, Lisa Gabriel stood for the Louth and Horncastle in 2015 and was previously general election candidate for Lincoln and the East Midlands region in European Elections.
Her priorities for the constituency include increasing opportunities for young people in the area, clamping down on zero hours contracts, building on and improving facilities for local people, preserving and enhancing Louth Hospital and encouraging people to use it more.
She believes preventing and reversing cuts in education spending is vital for our future, particularly in rural areas like Lincolnshire which have been hardest hit. As a Liberal Democrat, she would stop education cuts, invest an extra £7 billion in schools and colleges and protect per pupil funding in real terms, ensuring no local school loses out from the National Funding Formula.
On international politics, Lisa Gabriel believes a hard Brexit will be disastrous for the country. Since the European Referendum, she has been worried to see the value of the pound in our pockets plummet. This hits the poorest members of our society hard and causes great anxiety and suffering. She believes the loss of opportunities for working people if we leave the Single Market far outweighs any benefit and will fight for people to have a final say in any deal reached with Europe.
Lisa believes in an open and tolerant society within a strong, united Britain that will offer all people a bright future.