Representative body

The Representative Body is a group of Learning Disability England (LDE) members who are elected to steer Learning Disability England.  They represent LDE members and act on their behalf, making important decisions about what we say and do. The Representative Body is an even split between self-advocates, families and friends, and organisations.

An illustration of the three groups that make up Learning Disability England

The members of the Representative Body make sure that LDE stays true to our values and is always working towards our goals. Any member can put themselves forward to be on the Representative Body, and all members can vote.

The Representative Body is made up of 12 elected representatives:


People with Learning Disabilities Representatives


Jordan Smith

Lorna Ely

Lynn Jackson

Vicky Buckingham
Rep Body Co-Chair


Families & Friends Representatives


Claire Crossley

Lucy Burke
Rep Body Co-Chair

Sheila Moorcroft

Wendy Burt


Organisations & Professionals Representatives


Alicia Wood
Rep Body Co-Chair

David Abbey

Rob Greig

Scott Watkin