Having lived in East Bergholt for the first 20 years of her life, Grace has a strong knowledge of local issues including housing, education and transport.
Her priorities for the campaign include engaging more young people with the Liberal Democrats, and highlighting the party’s achievements in Government.
Commenting on her selection, Grace said: “I’m overjoyed to represent the Liberal Democrats in the area where I grew up. It’s going to be a tough fight, but I think we can be proud of what we’ve achieved in Government. By listening to local people and working with them to find solutions to local problems, I think we can show voters that we are the best party to represent them in local and national Government.”
Cllr Sue Carpendale, Liberal Democrat Leader on Babergh District Council, said: “We are delighted to have Grace as our PPC for South Suffolk . She’s young, a woman, local to the area, and is a breath of fresh air. She understands the issues facing us in this constituency, and is keen to engage with young people, to encourage their aspirations, and to convince them of the importance of politics to their futures.”
After attending local schools, Grace went on to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Having worked for two cancer charities, she now acts as a public affairs and campaigns consultant to health charities and companies.
For more information about Grace Weaver and the South Suffolk Liberal Democrats, please go to http://www.facebook.com/gracesouthsuffolk or http://www.southsuffolklibdems.org.uk. You can also follow Grace on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/gracelibdem, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.