Lisa Smart has energy, experience and community spirit, along with a track record of getting things done and speaking up.
Born and brought up in the North West, Lisa lives in Romiley with her partner Ed, who grew up in High Lane, and their rescue dog Bonnie.
She is an elected Councillor for Bredbury Green & Romiley and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Stockport Council. Lisa trains and mentors other councillors from around the country.
She loves people and cares deeply about Hazel Grove Constituency, working as an active volunteer locally.
Her voluntary roles include being a trustee for the New Horizons Canal Boat for disabled people and their carers in Marple, working as a volunteer for the Woodley & Romiley Towpath Team, and being a trustee of the Barrack Hill Education Trust.
Lisa is known locally and nationally for being gutsy and getting things done, whether it is leading on the successful campaign to secure Specialist Status for Stepping Hill hospital, working as a Director of the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust or convincing Council bosses to give Asset of Community Value status to protect local green space.
The climate emergency and the need for us to protect green space, tackle air pollution and protect wildlife are all areas that Lisa is campaigning hard on.
Education is close to Lisa’s heart. The former Chief Executive of an international education development charity, Lisa has also been a school governor for 15 years, currently at Torkington Primary School in Hazel Grove.
She was the first of her family to go to university, graduating from Durham University with a degree in Mathematics followed by an MBA from the London Business School. Lisa wants to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to benefit from the best possible education and will fight for better funding locally and nationally.
Never afraid to stand up for what is right and fair, Lisa also knows how to demand better use of government and local council money, with 12 years of experience looking after pension funds and charity investments for UK, US and Canadian clients.
Lisa has the backing of more and more people locally who want her to stand up for them and she has the experience and skills to get the very best for our area.