About Lisa Smart


Lisa was born and brought up in Lancashire where she went to school and college and where her parents still live. Lisa now lives in Romiley with her partner Ed who grew up here and is a Governor at High Lane Primary School. Lisa is a local Councillor for Bredbury Green and Romiley and volunteers in several local groups including the New Horizons Canal Boat for disabled people and their carers, and as a Director of Stockport Credit Union.

Lisa has a track record of getting things done, from getting the 380/381 bus route changed to stopping at Morrison's again to leading on the campaign to secure Specialist Status for Stepping Hill hospital. Lisa got the support of residents in Romiley to convince Council bosses to give Asset of Community Value status to Tangshutt Fields to which protected those fields, and a playground that local people had raised money for from development.

Lisa has been a school governor for twelve years and is driven to improve education both locally and nationally. At Hazel Grove Primary School, Lisa acts as the “Pupil Premium” governor ensuring the extra money for disadvantaged students is spent wisely. She was the first in her family to go to university and graduated from Durham University with a degree in Mathematics before gaining an MBA from the London Business School.

Previously, Lisa worked as Chief Executive of an international development charity that provides education and resources for children and young people. Lisa also has 12 years of experience looking after pension funds & charity investments for UK, US & Canadian clients including hospitals and public sector workers. Her professional background means that Lisa knows how councils and government could spend their money more efficiently to ensure that we all benefit from a fairer society.

Lisa is the kind of person that local people want to stand up for them both locally and nationally. Her energy, experience and community spirit speak volumes on the doorstep, but it is her proven ability to get things done that sets her apart.

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