Lucy Care is a committed campaigner recognised for putting her priorities and principles into action.
Born in Derby, Lucy studied at Durham University and worked as an engineer at Courtaulds in Spondon, before taking a career break to bring up her family. During this period she campaigned to save Littleover’s Library and as a result became active in politics. Lucy is now a well-known and respected councilor for Littleover ward.
Lucy is instinctively a liberal and an environmentalist. She sees the links between issues, such as the importance of cycling and walking to improve health, reduce air pollution and congestion. She is passionate about people, wanting everyone to have the chance to do their best whether at school or in later life. And she is persistent despite setbacks, keen to work with others where aims coincide.
Lucy is also approachable and friendly. As a councillor and campaigner she believes it is important to keep in touch with voters, producing regular Focus newsletters. She also speaks to local people all year round, knocking on doors and helping people with a wide range of problems.
Lucy has stood for election to parliament before in 2005, 2010 and 2015 in Derby, driven by a need for better policies nationally to be able to improve the situation locally. She has achieved a second place, over 28% of the vote and one of the best Lib Dem results in the East Midlands.
Lucy said "The coming election provides a real chance for political change. Five years of Coalition showed how parties working together can provide more stability than a single party ruling alone. Giving more say to voters with a fairer voting system is one of my priorities, as is helping the country remain open, tolerant and united which won’t happen with a hard Brexit.”