Lucy is Lincoln Labour’s candidate to be Lincoln’s next MP.
Lucy is a proud Lincoln resident. Â She isÂ married to Will – who grew up in nearby Scunthorpe (but has so far not convinced her to support The Iron) – and they have two children, George and Emily.
Lucy was born on an RAF base in Germany as her Dad served in the British Army. She (with her Mum and two sisters) subsequently followed her Dad all over the world, including a few years in the USA.
Lucy studied for an undergraduate degree in Politics and History, followed by two years of law training. Throughout the latter, Lucy worked as a waitress to earn money and voluntarily with human rights organisations and advice centres such as Amnesty International and the Citizens Advice Bureau.
Lucy joined the Labour Party on leaving university and, after a period working for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague, she began work as a solicitor. LucyÂ spent 4 years with the law firm Slaughter and May, during which she specialised in competition law and undertook secondments to Brussels and Sydney. She subsequently joined the UK’s competition regulator, the Office of Fair Trading.
During her time in London, Lucy was elected as a Labour Councillor for one of the most deprived wards in the country. As part of her role as a Councillor, she was also Chair of the Audit Commission, Chair of the Finance Reference Group and Vice-Chair of the Regeneration and Employment Committee. As well as contributing to the delivery of Islington Council’s successful FairnessÂ Agenda, Lucy took particular interest in the provision of advice services in her borough, chairing a review of service provision and playing a key role in the establishment of a Citizens Advice Bureau for local residents.
Lucy was a frequent visitor to Lincoln throughout her childhood and, since her selection by the members of Lincoln Labour Party in March 2012, Lucy has been working hard to gain the support of Lincoln residents at the next general election. Lucy has always been motivated by a strong sense of fairness and she is a powerful advocate of greater social justice. Lucy believes in hard work and equality of opportunity â€“ these are the values that she would employ as Lincolnâ€™s next MP. You can find out more about Lucy and Lincoln Labour’s campaigning via the Campaigns page. You can also look out for Lucy’s regular columns for The Lincolnite and Lincs Echo.