Judith Rogerson was the 2019 Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Harrogate & Knaresborough.
Judith studied Law at Oxford University before she spent a year living and working in northern France. She then trained to become a barrister and has spent the past 16 years practising at a leading set of Chambers where she specialises in healthcare law. Judith advises and represents the NHS, patients and healthcare professionals. A large proportion of her work involves cases in Yorkshire and the north of England.
Like much of her extended family, Judith lives in the constituency. It is a part of the country that she is proud of and cares about immensely. On her priorities for Harrogate & Knaresbo rough Judith says that:
"I want this to be the best place to live in the country for all of our community: from early years nursery provision to care for the elderly. In the months ahead I will be campaigning to improve the things are most important for our area: a strong local economy; an excellent health and social care service; top class education; efficient transport links; affordable housing and sustaining the beautiful local environment."
She is determined to improve the prospects of the most disadvantaged members of society. To that end she is involved with organisations that work to promote social mobility by encouraging and mentoring young people from low-income backgrounds.
Judith joined the Liberal Democrats immediately after the EU referendum. Since then has campaigned with the Lib Dems and with North Yorkshire for Europe to reverse the damage that is being caused to our country by the Government's chaotic management of Brexit. On Europe she says:
"I know first hand how much we benefit from being EU citizens and am saddened that future generations may not have the same opportunities I did. That is just one of the many reasons why I have campaigned passionately against Brexit and will continue to do so in the months ahead. I firmly believe that the people, not politicians, should now be given a final say on the deal agreed with the EU."