Lucy Hodgson

Deputy Chairman - Political
County Councillor

County Councillor - Malvern Chase Division

Biography for Lucy Hodgson


I was educated at Whitford Hill School in Bromsgrove and then went onto the Alice Ottley School here in Worcester. 

After leaving school in 1978 I attended Clarendon College in Nottingham where I studied Hotel and Catering Management.


Having worked in Nottingham for a number of years in the Catering Industry I moved to the South East working as a management trainee in the education sector of contract Catering. From here I moved back to Worcestershire and worked at BBC Wood Norton as part of the Catering Management Team. In 1992 I went to work at Pebble Mill where I was the assistant Catering Manager for a Contract caterer.  In 2002 I moved to the University of Worcester where I was the Assistant Catering Manager working for Compass Group until I left to become the Mayor of Worcester in May 2008. Since then I have taken on my role of a councillor full time.

I am married to Stephen who working in the logistics industry and is also a member of Worcester City Councillor.


County Council Work

In 2009 I was elected to the County Council representing the Nunnery Division of the City. In my role as a county Councillor I sat on two Scrutiny boards – Children and Young People and Environment and Economy as well as being on the Hereford and Worcester Fire Authority.

Following the county election in May 2013 I was elected as County Councillor for Malvern Chase Division and I am also a member of County Council Cabinet with responsibility for Localism, Culture and Communities. This includes Libraries, Adult Learning, Registration Services, Achieving and Archaeology and Museum Services, Country Side Services and Worcestershire Regulatory Services

Other Roles and Interests

I am LEA school governor both for Lyppard Grange Primary School and Nunnery Wood High School Academy, and also a Governor of the Worcester College of Technology where I am the link governor for safeguarding as well as the vice chairman of the Audit Committee. I am the Honouree Vice President of St Paul’s Hostel as well as being vice chairman of the trustee board. Also I am a trustee of Lyppard Grange Community Centre. In 2011 I was awarded the Worcestershire Ambassadors Individual Corporate Social Responsibility award. I have also recently become a trustee of New Hope.  Since 2009 I have been a member of the Vigornia Rotary Club. Last year I was appointed a trustee of the Malvern Food Bank.

In what spare time I have I enjoy cooking and baking, taking photos and watching the Worcester Warriors.



See Also

David Chambers

Chairman & District Councillor Broadheath Ward

David Chambers was a college lecturer and Head of Department working in the UK, Fiji and Burma. He was elected a Councillor on Malvern Hills District Council in 2015. He held the Portfolio for Policy and later Economic Development and was Leader of the Council between May 2017 and May 2019.

Harry Tanner


Harry Tanner has been a life long Conservative, and was elected Chairman of Malvern Priory branch in 2009. Soon after this, he became the WWCA Deputy Chairman for Membership and fund raising and in 2012 was elected WWCA Chairman. At the 2016 AGM he was elected President.

Dean Wading

Deputy Chairman - Membership and Fundraising

Dean moved to Malvern with his wife Emma in 2015. Prior to that, he lived in Sevenoaks where he had a 25 year career in marketing and media communications in Europe, London and North America where he worked with some of the world’s top brands for TNS and WPP.

Scott Richardson-Brown

Chairman Conservative Policy Forum

Scott Richardson Brown moved to West Worcestershire in 2013 although has spent plenty of the time in the constituency since 1998.

Alistair McGregor QC

Governance Officer

Alistair McGregor practised as a barrister in London specialising in commercial law, retiring seven years ago and moving to Malvern. He served two terms as Vice Chair politics and three years as Chairman of the Grantham and Stamford Conservative Association.

Karen Hanks

Chairman Young Conservatives

Karen Hanks has lived in West Malvern for 20 years and started her business in the events industry in 1996 which has been based in Malvern since 2000.  She was a first-time candidate in the Malvern District local elections in 2019 and, as a keen campaigner, has also canvassed West Worcestershire

Ian Daly


Ian Daly moved to Severn Stoke in 2012 with his wife Beverley. Prior to that, he lived in Lechlade within the Cotswold constituency where he was branch Chairman and also a town councillor.  Having recently retired, a Chartered Accountant for 30 years he founded and ran two technology businesses in Reading. He has actively campaigned for many years, most recently with Harriett Baldwin in the 2019 General Election.