Kelly-Marie Blundell, an active member of Lewes Liberal Democrats and a high-profile member of the Liberal Democrat national party, is the candidate for the Constituency of Lewes, previously held by Liberal Democrat Norman Baker for 18 years.
Always passionate about politics and liberalism, Kelly-Marie became active in the Liberal Democrats in order to engage more people in politics. Unashamedly pro the European Union, Kelly-Marie organised marches following the referendum. She is well known for speaking up on the NHS and Sheltered Housing as well as leading debates on welfare and social security.
Kelly-Marie has worked in the charity sector for the last 8 years as a fundraising and marketing professional. Having read Law at the University of Kent, Kelly-Marie previously worked as a Citizen’s Advice Bureau advisor and Union representative.
Kelly-Marie writes for the Huffington Post and The Guardian’s Comment is Free as well as Liberal Democrat websites. Her blog ‘Political Parry’ was shortlisted for best Liberal Democrat Blog in 2011.
Growing up on the Kent Sussex borders, Kelly-Marie is passionate about rural and town life, making sure communities have access to the services they need and that local business can thrive.