Caroline Voaden

Caroline Voaden is the CEO of Devon Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Services, and the former leader of the Liberal Democrat delegation to the European Parliament.

She was elected as an MEP for SW England and Gibraltar in 2019, representing a huge region that stretches from Cheltenham to Penzance, the Scilly Isles to Swindon. She led the Lib Dem group up to the end of its mandate.

Since 2020 she has led one of the largest support services for survivors of sexual violence in the South West and is a fervent campaigner for longer-term funding and prevention work. 

With a background in communications, she is an engaging leader, a confident public speaker and has appeared on numerous national radio and TV programmes where she believes we need to hear more liberal voices.

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Public Speaking

Caroline is an inspirational Liberal thinker and politician. A passionate speaker, she uses her sharp intelligence and wit to engage her audience. Part of the Speakers for Schools programme, Caroline enjoys connecting with audiences of all ages. If you would like to invite Caroline to speak, please get in touch.

About Caroline Voaden

Caroline is a charity chief executive with a background in communications. A multilingual former Reuters journalist, she has worked in six European countries. She was also chair of the national charity Widowed and Young, ran her own business for many years and has written two published books. 


Read some of Caroline’s articles, watch her video clips and listen to her podcast. Caroline and her colleague Judith Bunting became the first MEPs to record a regular podcast, which took them from their election through to their Brexit departure. It sheds a light on what the life of an MEP was really like, with a good dose of humour.