Gina Dowding was elected to represent Lancaster Central on Lancashire County Council in May 2013, and re-elected in 2017, having been a former City Councillor and member of the cabinet between 1999 and 2007.
She has lived in Lancaster for over 30 years and now lives on Aldcliffe Road with her family. She has a background in Public Health in the NHS and working for local charities.
Lancashire County Councillor:
Since early 2016, Gina has chaired the Children’s Services Scrutiny Committee - aiming to ensure good practice in all areas of children’s services across the County. She is on the Health Scrutiny Committee, determined to fight for Lancaster's full range of quality health services despite government cuts, and ensure transparency regarding the new Sustainability and Transformation Plans currently being adopted as part of NHS and Adult social care changes. Gina has had success as a member of the Lancashire Pension Fund committee in promoting responsible and ethical investment, and is campaigning for fossil fuel divestment. In addition to her work at County Hall, Gina is active within the area arguing for local road improvements and for better cycling and walking provision. She also deals with a high number of specific case work issues.
The Green Party has held this seat on Lancashire County Council since 2001. The Lancaster Central Division includes all of Marsh ward and parts of Castle Ward, and Scotforth West as well as Glasson Dock, Thurnham & Cockerham.
Click here to open Gina's 2017 Lancashire County Council election leaflet as a PDF.)
To contact County Cllr Gina Dowding – email: email@example.com
Follow Gina on twitter @GinaDowding
As Lancashire County Council’s decision to reject shale gas drilling in the Fylde area was overturned by the Government, Gina is supporting local residents in Lancashire in their fight against fracking and attends the peaceful protest at the Preston New Road site when she has time.
Last year County Councillor Gina Dowding was invited to take part in this film to promote being a councillor, funded by the Local Government Association: http://beacouncillor.co.uk/lancashire/
Gina has represented the Green Party on BBC and in the local papers on many occasions. See here for an example of local coverage in the Politically Correct column for the Blackpool Gazette last year.