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Kate Tipton

Liberal Democrat PPC for Charnwood



I have been a Liberal Democrat for a while, but I became far more active and involved following the 2016 Referendum. A self-confessed Maths Geek - I decided to pass my love of the subject on to others by becoming a teacher in 1998, and have been a Deputy Head since 2009. I am still committed to improving education for all, and I drafted a proposal (which was unanimously passed) on skills based education for the East Midlands Regional Conference in 2019. I am keen to encourage STEM education, so of course I was disappointed with the Government's decision to close Welbeck DSFC (announced March 2019) and I have been campaigning locally to have the decision reversed and to continue to provide quality skills-based education for students from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds.

I currently live in Charnwood with my dog Henry, and stood as a paper candidate in the local borough council elections in 2019, improving the Lib Dem vote share in my ward by 11%, but sadly not winning the seat. I am committed to stopping Brexit, and to halting climate change before it is too late.

In my spare time I am also a qualified Zumba Fitness Instructor.


As a newly elected PPC for Charnwood, Kate is building her manifesto to be as strong as possible and would like to hear from you as to what you would like to see change. Send suggestions in here