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Unlock Democracy Council (East constituency)
Who I am:
I signed Charter 88 in 1997 whilst a Politics A-Level student and joined the Lib Dems shortly after because of their policies on constitutional reform. I was a parliamentary candidate in 2010 and a Councillor in York for 8 years. I am the Economic Policy Manager for Leeds City Council and am a trustee of a local domestic violence charity as well as a school governor. Outside of work and politics I enjoy most sports, particularly football, cricket and racing.
Why I am standing for Unlock Democracy's Council:
Though increasingly disillusioned by party politics I am still passionate about political issues and am therefore seeking new ways to promote and help the causes that I believe in. Constitutional reform has been a passion of mine since starting to study A-Level politics as a 16 year old. Originally I believed in it from a theoretical point of view of fairness and justice across the political spectrum, I have since adapted my views and believe that it is the route to a much more equal society which can impact on everybody’s day to day lives.
I have considerable experience in acting in the capacity of a council member. I originally trained as an accountant and as a member of the City of York Council and North Yorkshire Fire Authority I have sat on many Audit and Governance committees as well as performing a similar role now as a charity trustee and school governor. I believe this experience, my personal drive and commitment to the Unlock Democracy cause would make me suited to this role.
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