Ed joined the Lib Dems as a direct result of the last general election; he didn’t like where the UK was headed and it was a future he didn’t want his young son to grow up in. This meant, a year after joining, he stood in Parish and Borough elections.
Ed has interests in housing, social equality, outdoor education, and the EU. He firmly believes opportunities should be available to all.
Ed grew in up Stoke-on-Trent, an area where consecutive Conservative and Labour governments oversaw mining and manufacturing disappear. Unemployment grew and nothing was done and he doesn’t want to see that happen to anywhere else as a result of the divisive referendum.
Ed attained a degree in Physics from the University of Bath in 2004 and has gone on to make a career for himself as a software engineer. In the last 10 years he has had the fortune to work on a variety of projects including NHS systems and car plants.
Ed is passionate about giving back to the community, this means he volunteers as a Scout Leader and a Canoe instructor, he is also an active Round Table member. Giving his time to help children from all backgrounds experience things he enjoys, as well as raising money for charities. Ed has attained a Wood Badge as a Scout Leader and has a BCU coaching qualification.
In his spare time Ed enjoys road cycling, climbing, mountaineering, kayaking, reading, music, and, travelling.