Leon was born in London in the 1950's and, after leaving school at 16, worked in a variety of jobs including as a Civil Servant in the Department of the Environment. In his early 20 he emigrated to Israel to live on a Kibbutz, where he met his wife.
After returning to the UK, they moved to Worksop where they have lived since 1989 bringing up their three children. When he first moved up to Worksop, he worked as a van & taxi drive before going to study Computing at Sheffield Hallam University as a mature student, graduating in 1994. Since then he has worked as a Software Engineer mostly with a large American Company that supplied IT systems & services to the Healthcare Sector. He now owns and runs a small specialist IT Consultancy working mainly with the NHS.
During his working life, Leon has been made redundant and gone through periods when he struggled to find work to pay the bills & feed his family. Now life is easier, he wants to put back into the community where he has spent over half his adult life.
Leon has been involved been involved with a number of community groups including helping to found Fairtrade for Bassetlaw, being part of the team that set up Bassetlaw Against Fracking and also served as a Parent Governor at Portland School.
Since joining the Liberal Democrats in July 2010, the has help revive the party in Bassetlaw, serving as Chair for the last two years, and also held posts in the County and Regional Party Organisations.
Leon has a keen interest in supporting renewable energy projects in the area and, if elected, he wants to help bring investment and industry back to the area.
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