Lucy Care

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Lucy Care
8 Kings Drive,
DE23 6EU
United Kingdom
Twitter: @Lucycare
Telephone: 01332 721291


Lucy Care
Derby North

Lucy Care is someone who makes things happen, bringing enthusiasm and energy to campaigns, which are often centred on her home city of Derby. These have included giving local people a voice over plans to remove inner city recycling and ensuring that the public have access through Derby train station. She also takes active roles working with others for community initiatives such as Littleover’s 'Picnic in the Park', in support of train-maker Bombardier and local cycle campaigners, Derby Cycling Group.

Lucy’s political career started back in the early 1990s when she was the first Liberal Democrat councillor elected in Derby. Her council career continued for 17 years until 2010, when she didn’t stand for re-election. During these years, she became known as a responsive and committed local representative. This period included four years as a cabinet member on Derby City Council (2003-5 and 2008-10) with responsibilities in the area of transport, planning and environment. She was also a member of the Regional Assembly.

Professionally, Lucy is a chartered engineer, having worked for Courtaulds at Spondon after graduating from Durham University. She is a strong supporter of engineering and manufacturing, and is angered by attempts to downplay the importance of vocational qualifications and skills: society needs these at least as much as academic ones.

Lucy was only 2258 votes from winning Derby North in the 2010 election, and needs a swing of only 2.5% this time. It would seem appropriate for high tech Derby, with its strong manufacturing tradition, to be represented in parliament by a chartered engineer. Lucy would be only the third ever such qualified woman to enter parliament.

Lucy is often identified as a committed environmentalist, in part due to the fact that she is often seen cycling around Derby. But she says "The environment is just one strand needed to achieve sustainability, the economy and social considerations are just as important. All three must work together for a successful society."

Lucy is married with three adult children.