Caroline, more often known as Carrie, grew up in Northern Ireland and moved to Hove in 2012, where she works as an editor and proofreader. She loves living by the sea and can often be seen jogging (very much at her own pace!) along the seafront. She has a keen interest in all forms of literature and is an active member of Hove library, Brighton Little Theatre and New Venture Theatre.
Carrie joined the Liberal Democrats in May 2015 and believes that the UK needs an open, tolerant and united party now more than ever. She is passionate about building cohesion within communities and is firmly pro-EU, having experienced first-hand their excellent peace and reconciliation work in the late 1990s. Her first direct experience of political campaigning was to help the Brighton & Hove Liberal Democrats research, write and distribute a report entitled “Europe is Working in Brighton & Hove”, highlighting specific benefits the UK’s EU membership currently brings to the city. With 68.5% in Brighton & Hove voting Remain in the EU referendum, Carrie believes that making the positive case for Europe, using real-life examples and working closely with other like-minded groups in the city was the correct approach.
Carrie’s Liberal Democrat membership card says that the party exists “to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity”. She completely agrees, and welcomes the opportunity to stand up for these values. She is looking forward to getting more involved in the local community, listening to the people of Hove and representing their needs.