Freddie Van Mierlo


Home, and where Freddie grew up is in Preston, Lancashire. He attended Lancaster Royal Grammar School, a state grammar school, and went on to achieve a First from the University of Bristol in Geography.

With both local and international roots, Freddie’s experiences extend across the county of Lancashire and Europe. Freddie completed part of his degree in Grenoble, France, where he became fluent in French and completed a Masters degree in the Netherlands, at the University of Leiden.

Freddie works for a major public affairs consultancy in Brussels, where he works alongside Foundations, Civil Society Organisations, and Fortune 500 companies on communications and campaign strategy. Freddie’s work has included advising some of the world’s largest grant giving organisations like the European Climate Foundation, Oxfam, and companies such as Johnson and Johnson.

Freddie is passionate about Britain’s membership of the European Union and fought hard for Remain in June 2016, coordinating efforts in continental Europe and in Fylde. Not one to let a setback get him down, Freddie spent the summer in the US at Hilary Clinton’s campaign headquarters in Brooklyn, New York and registering voters in Pennsylvania.

A keen rugby fan, Freddie enthusiastically watches the fortunes of his local clubs, spectating when he can. He also enjoys walking, and having pub lunches, along the Fylde coast, and in the Lake District.

Commenting on his selection, Freddie said, "I am delighted to have been chosen again for my home constituency of Fylde in the case of a snap election. I will be the pro-Europe candidate and will campaign to maintain Britain's place as a leader in Europe". Lancashire county councilor Bill Winlow said, “we are very pleased to have Freddie as our candidate again, who was widely credited for bringing maturity and balance to the 2015 election debates”.



Twitter: @fivanmierlo




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