Ben Denton-Cardew has been a member of the party since the Coalition, and hails from Thorndon, Suffolk but now calls Glasgow South-West home, where he has just completed his first year studying at the University of Glasgow. Having worked with figures including Norman Lamb, Bob Russell, and Mike Crockart during the 2015 General Election, Ben is an experienced campaigner on both local and national issues. Passionately campaigning for better mental health and better transport is what Ben has devoted much of his time and energy to over the past few years.
Ben was the Member of Youth Parliament for Mid Suffolk from 2015-2016 where he represented 11-18 year olds and their views in Parliament, including debating transport in the House of Commons. He established a record of delivery in this role, with many of his constituents beneficiaries of his tireless campaign for the pupil premium to be used in a more effective way.
Never afraid of rolling his sleeves up to get involved, especially during debates and hustings, Ben is keen to represent the constituents of Glasgow South-West to give the constituency an open, tolerant and united voice. If elected he would make tackling waste and graffiti around Glasgow and improving the rail network in the constituency his priorities.
A professional musician with a passion for early 20th century orchestral music, when not out on the campaign trail, Ben can often be found playing in numerous orchestras as a cellist, and teaching piano to young students.