Rebecca was born in Lancaster and attended Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School. She temporarily left Lancaster to study a BA in History and Politics at The University of Sheffield. In 2012 she completed a Masters in Social Work and, having now moved back to Lancaster, is currently undertaking a Professional Doctorate in Criminal Justice.
Rebecca’s passion (apart from reading) is Youth Justice and since 2008 she has held a variety of voluntary and paid roles in Social Work including working with Gangs in London. She is currently working as a Parliamentary and Policy Officer for the Standing Committee for Youth Justice to ensure a welfare-based and evidence-led approach to the treatment of young people in the criminal justice system. She regularly writes for The Guardian’s Social Care Network and is the author of Starting Social Work: Reflections of a Newly Qualified Social Worker.
Rebecca stood for the Green Party because she believes that they are the only party that recognizes the enormous corrosive impact inequality has on society. Having worked with homeless children for three years, she came to recognize that poverty and homelessness needn’t be an inevitability in this country. “The most important thing”, says Rebecca, “is that the Green Party, unlike any of the other parties, puts people before profit. Having volunteered with North Lancashire Green Party, it is clear that they really care about the people of Lancaster.”
Rebecca is a City Councillor for Marsh Ward and former Chair of the North Lancashire Young Greens.
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