Born and raised in Sussex, Nigel has a Social Sciences (Politics & History) degree from the University of Bradford and a Masters in International Relations from the University of Nottingham. Nigel also has a Diploma in Logistics and is a former member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport. Nigel has worked for a global printing company based in Uxbridge since 2005.
Nigel first moved to Ealing after leaving university in 1994 and has lived in Hanwell since 1999. He has been actively involved in the local community for many years as chair of a local residents group and helping to run the Hanwell Carnival.
Nigel has previous experience as the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Ealing Southall in the 2005 General Election and in the 2007 by-election, both times narrowly coming second behind Labour, and then again in the 2010 General Election. Nigel was also elected as a councillor for Elthorne ward which covers parts of Hanwell and West Ealing in the Ealing Southall constituency between 2010 and May 2014 building up an excellent reputation as a respected and hard-working local champion of the people and the area.
Nigel is opposed to Tory plans for a hard Brexit and the impact leaving the Single Market will have on local economy. However, Nigel also wants to fight this election on the issue of budget cuts to local school and health services including the threat to Ealing Hospital, as well as opposition to Conservative plans to expand Heathrow Airport for the extra noise and pollution it will cause to residents in the area.