Sue McGuire is the current leader of the Sefton Liberal Democrat group on Sefton Council. She is standing to be the MP for Southport and wants to provide residents with the choice to elect a local candidate who understands their issues and who has an in-depth knowledge of the things that matter to the community.
Sue has been a local councillor since 2006 and currently represents Cambridge Ward in Southport. She's worked alongside the retiring MP, John Pugh on a number of key campaigns over the last decade. At present, her main focuses in campaigns are around the fight to save the Adult A&E at Southport hospital, campaigning against Labour proposals to develop on the greenbelt and against Conservative cuts to local school budgets.
Sue has been a governor at Marshside Primary School for 13 years and chairs the school Finance Committee.
She was born and bred in Southport and is a graduate of Newcastle University. She gained her early work experience in the City of London before moving into the IT sector where she worked for the very successful American company WordPerfect Corporation. In 1992, Sue started her own IT services business. In 1996 with her husband they incorporated Blue Fountain Systems which specialised in providing supply chain systems for the automotive sector.
It later added content management systems for third sector organisations. As an experienced businesswoman she understands the effects of a hard-Brexit on local companies.
More recently Sue has been involved in a new award winning digital startup company. The Sensible Code Company specialises in online data analytics for a diverse national and international customer base including; The Office for National Statistics, Channel 4, AutoTrader, The World Bank and the United Nations.
Together with Cllr Pat Keith, she's established a successful volunteer group, “Rubbish Friends”, which regularly cleans up grot spots across Southport. Since it's formation in 2012, this team of intrepid volunteers have cleared a staggering 1,000 bags of rubbish.
Sue combines her busy political and business life with the happy home life she has created with her husband Aidan, two wonderful teenage children Sam and Lily and the family springer spaniel Taz.