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Senior County Councillor chosen to contest North-East Cambridgeshire for Lib Dems

September 6, 2014 4:51 PM

Senior Cambridgeshire county councillor Lucy Nethsingha has been selected by local Liberal Democrats as the prospective
parliamentary candidate for North East Cambridgeshire.

The Liberal Democrats came second in North East Cambridgeshire at the last General Election, and since then have achieved by-election gains on March Town Council and East Cambridgeshire District Council.

Lucy Nethsingha is the Liberal Democrat group's deputy leader on the county council.

A primary school teacher by profession, Lucy specialises in supporting children struggling with literacy. Before training as a teacher, Lucy worked in the NHS for two years.

Lucy says: "As deputy group leader on the county council, I'm familiar with the issues facing North East Cambridgeshire, from the lack of public transport to the underfunding of our schools. As a working mum I understand the challenges facing families in our county."

"Liberal Democrats in Government have been successful in campaigning for extra cash for local schools, including the pupil premium which has benefitted schools across North East Cambridgeshire. Millions of working people have experienced a cut of £700 a year in their income tax thanks to a Liberal Democrat promise delivered in government. State pensions have increased by a total of £800 a year since 2010, thanks to the Liberal Democrats new 'triple lock' rule which ensures state pensions always rise with inflation, earnings or 2.5% - whichever is highest."

"We need to ensure that all parts of North East Cambridgeshire benefit from the increase in jobs and the huge rise in apprenticeships, and that transport cuts in our rural areas don't leave people isolated without access to shops, services, work and leisure."

Lucy lives in Cambridge with her husband Andrew and their three children.