Geoff is a chartered accountant and management consultant specialising in the economics of urban regeneration and advise the UK and overseas government agencies as well as international development banks and commercial funders. An active member of the Liberal Democrats (or its predecessors) for over 35 years, Geoff has stood as a parliamentary candidate on several occasions, most recently in Harlow in 2015.
The creation of the European Union, the structure facilitating collaboration between 28 national states on common economic, environmental, health and social issues, is one of the most inspirational achievements of the modern age. That is not say that it is without the need for reform or that its goals can be secured in the short term. However, Geoff firmly believes its ongoing development is essential for the peace and prosperity of its peoples and future generations. Accordingly, in my view leaving the Union on the basis of an uninformed debate and a flimsy majority would constitute the biggest mistake ever made by a government of this country.
Geoff will do all in my power to halt the process or, if that proves impossible, to ensure that the Tories do not push us into a “Hard Brexit” that severs harmonious relationships with our neighbours and deprives us of the benefits and opportunities that EU membership has still to offer.