Cllr Karen Buckley

Council Leader Chairman of Finance & Democracy Committee

Karen is a Solicitor and Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Central Lancashire where she heads up the Law Clinic. She also lectures post-graduates and apprentices on the School of Justice’s Legal Practice Masters Course and the new preparatory courses for the Solicitors Qualifying Exams. Prior to joining the University Karen practised in family law for Inghams Solicitors in Blackpool.

Since 2007 Karen has been an elected member at Fylde Borough Council and in 2020 took on the role of Council Leader. She also chairs the Finance & Democracy Committee at Fylde and joins with Leaders at Blackpool and Wyre Councils on the Economic Prosperity Board whose focus is to bring improvements to the Fylde Coast.

Latest Updates and Events

Robyn Matthews from Corpus Christi High School, Hannah Thurston from Lancashire Careers Hub, and Peter Caney from BAE Systems launch the new games with Corpus Christi pupils

It’s Game On For Dynamic Careers Advice Across Lancashire’s Schools

Lancashire Careers Hub teams up with county’s employers to get students excited about future job opportunities through board games, hi-tech animations and interactive presentations The Lancashire Careers Hub...

Dr Fazal Dad, Lt Gen Tom Copinger-Symes, Kerry Harrison, Lt Cdr Richard Sawyer and students from Blackburn College studying (Hons) Networking and Cyber Security.

Deputy Commander Strategic Command outlines exciting digital and cyber careers future for Lancashire’s students

The Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub and Blackburn College welcomed Lieutenant General Tom Copinger-Symes CBE, Deputy Commander Strategic Command, to the town centre campus on Thursday 2 March....

Image of a girl in a black coat with the words 'Bin Limitations', 'A girl AND a future scientist' and the hashtag 'embrace equity in steam'

From March 6th to March 10th, InnovateHer is hosting a daily virtual assembly for schools, as a way to celebrate both STEAM week and International Women’s Day. The...