Lewisham Liberal Democrat members chosen Lucy Salek as the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Lewisham East Parliamentary by-election.
Lucy Salek is currently the director and founder of an organisation supporting the global aid and development sector as well as Chair of the charity Action for Refugees in Lewisham.
Lucy has worked in the humanitarian aid sector for over a decade, working in a variety of roles, including as a volunteer overseas. Prior to this, Lucy worked for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association in Parliament.
Candidate for Lewisham East Lucy Salek said:
“I am really honoured to be able to represent the area in which I grew up and now live.
"Now, more than ever, society appears fractured, and during my campaign I will focus on the need to address these deep divides and work together as a community.
"In this month's local election we have shown that the Liberal Democrats are still a force to be reckoned with, and I am positive we will continue our success in this by-election."