Lucy Nethsingha is the leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Cambridgeshire County Council and Deputy Chair on the Children and Young People’s Board at the Local Government Association. Lucy chairs the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Scrutiny Committee, where she has played a key role in scrutinising the work of the Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
Having grown up in Cornwall, where Brittany often felt closer than Westminster, Lucy is a passionate European. Growing up in Cornwall also gave her an early understanding of the importance of caring for the environment. Lucy has been campaigning on Climate Change issues for many years, starting with Surfer’s against Sewage campaigns in the 1990s.
Stopping Brexit is the only way in which these big issues can be effectively tackled at the international level. Lucy has family based in Croatia, Athens and Cyprus, and fully understands the importance of the ability to live, work and marry across borders.
Lucy’s professional background is in teaching. She has a Master’s degree in Education and Psychology, focusing on early identification of special educational needs. Lucy has taught in a variety of different schools in Cornwall, Gloucestershire and Cambridge, mainly in the 5-13 age range.
Lucy worked closely with Layla Moran to write the Liberal Democrat’s Education Policy, and is keen that we should learn from education systems in Europe.
Lucy is married with three teenage children. Spending time with young people boosts her own passion for a Liberal Society and helps inform Lucy’s political work on a daily basis.
In any spare time Lucy enjoys reading and gardening, and sailing and riding on the rare occasions when she gets the opportunity.