Alex is proud to be the Liberal Democrat candidate for Ruislip, Pinner and Northwood, standing up for this diverse and inclusive community, in an economically important part of the capital.
Alex has lived in London for 14 years and is a barrister by profession, formerly practising as a solicitor in private practice and in industry.
Born in Belgium to British parents, he is happy to call himself both British and European. He and his Lebanese American wife have two children and live in Ickenham.
Alex was, for many years, a school governor and active in residents’ associations. He stood in the council elections in 2006, 2010 and 2014, as well as the general elections of 2010 and 2015.
Outside of politics, Alex spends as much time as he can with his young family, keeping healthy by training in kickboxing and running.
Alex is driven by a belief that individuals should have equal opportunity to achieve their potential and that more must be done for London’s youth. In his view, a combination of Theresa May’s Hard Brexit and ideologically-driven austerity are damaging local services and destroying the NHS. Locally, he has publicly criticised Heathrow expansion as damaging and unwelcome, and is concerned about the impact on the local community of the construction of HS2.
Commenting on his selection, Alex said, “Brexit threatens the economic prospects of our children and the country as a whole and I’m shocked by the damage being done to our country by the Tories. I’m standing up for the Liberal Democrat values of freedom, fairness and equality, so evident in our local community and I’m fighting to keep our country united, community-spirited and open for business.”