Martin Tod is currently Chief Executive of a national men’s health charity, as well as a Hampshire County Councillor and Winchester City Councillor – but previously worked for many years in international business in Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic.
His biggest priority as an MEP candidate is ensuring that we stay members of the EU, but he doesn’t believe that we can afford to be complacent and leave things as they are.
He is campaigning for an EU that does even more to support a green, more sustainable economy, that’s more open and accountable, and has a strong focus on the tackling the economic problems and lack of opportunity that led to so many people voting for Brexit in the first place.
A passionate believer in ‘Community Politics’, his goal, if elected, is that that people in the South East feel that because they have him as a Lib Dem MEP, they have more say and more power than they did before.
Martin grew up in Sussex and studied economics at Cambridge, where he was President of the Cambridge Union. After graduation, he worked for Procter & Gamble - living and working in the UK, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic for many years – before joining Vodafone as a senior marketing executive. Following this, he moved to work for Shelter – the housing and homelessness charity – before joining his current charity in 2013. He has lived in Winchester for the last 12 years.
As a Councillor, his biggest priorities have included the environment, transport and the economy – with a focus on improving air quality, more sustainable transport – especially walking and cycling. He has also worked on health and social care – with a focus on homelessness and tackling health inequalities.
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