Lucy Kathleen Nethsingha[1] (born 6 February 1973)[2] is a British politician, who has been the Liberal Democrats Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the East of England since 2019.[3] She is chair of the Parliament's Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI).[4]

Lucy Nethsingha

Lucy Nethsingha Brighton 2018.jpg
Member of the European Parliament
for East of England
Assumed office
2 July 2019
Preceded byDavid Campbell Bannerman
Personal details
Born1973 (age 46–47)
Political partyLiberal Democrats
Spouse(s)Andrew Nethsingha


As a Liberal Democrat, Nethsingha has represented the Newnham division on Cambridgeshire County Council since 2009,[5] and has been leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on the council since 2015 (she had previously been deputy leader since 2011).[6][7] Since 2016, she has also represented the Newnham ward on Cambridge City Council.[8]

She unsuccessfully contested the North East Cambridgeshire parliamentary constituency in the 2015 general election, finishing in fourth place out of five candidates with 2,314 votes (4.5%).[9] In the snap general election held two years later, she contested South East Cambridgeshire and finished last out of three candidates with 11,958 votes (19.0%).[10]

Personal life and professional careerEdit

Nethsingha grew up in Cornwall, which she states made her aware of the importance of caring for the environment. She is a teacher by profession and holds a master's degree from the University of Cambridge. She is married and has three children.[11] Her husband, Andrew Nethsingha, has been the Director of Music at and a Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, since 2007.[12][13]


  1. ^ "European Parliamentary Election – Eastern Region, Thursday 23 May 2019 Statement of Parties and Individual Candidates Nominated and Notice of Poll", Cambridge City Council, 25 April 2019. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Lucy NETHSINGHA | MEPs". European Parliament. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  3. ^ "The UK's European elections 2019". BBC News. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  4. ^ "New Chair and Vice-Chairs of the JURI Committee". European Parliament. 10 July 2019. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Councillor Lucy Nethsingha", Cambridgeshire County Council. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  6. ^ "County Council: Minutes, 12 May 2015", Cambridgeshire County Council, p. 10. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  7. ^ Councillors Neil McGovern, Andy Pellew, Simon Brierley, et al., "County Council Liberal Democrats name their new team", Focus on King's Hedges, 22 June 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Councillor Lucy Nethsingha", Cambridge City Council. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  9. ^ "North East Cambridgeshire", Democratic Dashboard. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Cambridgeshire South East parliamentary constituency – Election 2017", BBC News. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Lucy Nethsingha", Liberal Democrats. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Nethsingha, Andrew Mark", Who's Who (online ed., Oxford University Press, December 2018). Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Register of members' disclosable pecuniary interests", Cambridgeshire County Council, 6 May 2017. Retrieved 27 May 2019.