Trudy has lived in Bootle for the past 15 years. She was brought up in Seascale, before moving to Whitehaven with her husband, Keith. They moved to Bootle with their young family in 2002.
Trudy worked as a regeneration officer for Copeland Borough Council, helping communities to plan and fund their local projects. She secured funding for affordable housing, businesses and supported local teenagers to get their dream BMX track. She managed the Wellbank and Bootle2020 projects, which will bring new homes, a hotel with spa and conference facilities, office space and services to South Copeland.
Trudy's voluntary roles as both a parish councillor and school governor at Captain Shaw’s CoE Primary have influenced her interest in politics. Being part of the team that saved Captain Shaw’s school from closure, and leading the many regeneration projects has inspired Trudy's passion for positive change.
Copeland is embarking on an unprecedented time of investment. Trudy will make sure that we make the most of the opportunities from nuclear new-build, to protect our essential services and improve our road and rail infrastructure.