Rebecca Joy Novell, ex-Lancaster City Councillor for Marsh ward, and 2017 General Election candidate for Lancaster and Fleetwood

Rebecca Joy NovellRebecca 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 currently works for Lancashire County Council Refugee Integration Team, specializing in Community Development and Integration. She has worked at home and abroad in refugee camps and in 2015 she founded Lancaster and Morecambe City of Sanctuary.

Rebecca’s passion (apart from reading) is Social Justice and since 2008 she has held a variety of voluntary and paid roles in Social Work including working with Gangs in London and Parliamentary and Policy Officer for the Standing Committee. She previously wrote 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 has been a City Councillor for Marsh Ward and former Chair of the North Lancashire Young Greens.

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