Chris Williamson has been the Labour MP for Derby North since 2010. He has served as a member of the Communities and Local Government Select Committee since 2013. Prior to this he served as a Shadow Communities and Local Government Minister from 2010 to 2013.
Ashcroft Polling (May 2014): CON: 23%, LAB: 44%, LD: 12%, UKIP: 17%, Green: 2%
Prospective Parliamentary Candidates
Amanda Solloway is a local Derby-area management consultant specialising in behaviour development and senior level coaching. Having lived in the city for over 20 years, Solloway additionally serves as a Parish Councillor, Princes Trust volunteer and has served as a school governor for the past eight years.
Lucy Care has been involved in local politics since the early 1990s, when she was elected as the first Liberal Democrat councillor in Derby. In her 17 years as a local councillor, Care served as a cabinet member of the Derby City Council twice, with responsibilities for transport, planning and environment. Care additionally ran as the Liberal Democrat candidate for Derby North in 2010, coming third (behind Williamson and the Conservative candidate) with 28.03% of the vote and 2258 votes short of winning.
John Charlesworth, Humanities undergraduate with Open university, is interested in the interaction of different societies. Charlesworth is a design engineer with the construction company JCB.