Liberal Democrats

Nick Wakeling

Islington North

Nick has lived in Islington for over 15 years, his wife teaches at a local secondary school and their young son goes to the local Islington primary.

Like many in the borough, Nick is from a multicultural background: his father was born in London, his mother is Spanish, and his wife is Australian.

His path to becoming Parliamentary Candidate for Islington North was similarly international: he qualified as a solicitor in London and as a barrister in Melbourne, completed a masters in Barcelona, worked in a high street branch in New Delhi and now works as an accountant and senior finance manager in a start-up bank in the UK. He has also acted as mentor to teenagers in Tower Hamlets, and to small businesses across London through the Southbank University Escalator Programme.

All his working life, Nick has sought to help people grow businesses, create jobs and improve their lives, whether here in the UK or overseas including in the face of extreme poverty in India.

If that makes him a ‘citizen of nowhere,’ then he wears that badge with pride.

Putting beliefs into practice:

In 2015, Nick co-founded a charity when his three-year old niece was diagnosed with cancer.

The charity, Alice’s Arc, has raised over £400,000 to help children with cancer by funding work by the Institute of Cancer Research into the genetics and treatments of childhood sarcomas, and by funding the provision to children of high cost treatments otherwise not available on the NHS.

Nick also volunteers for the local Islington food bank, campaigns for green space and social housing at the former Holloway Prison site, and serves as governor of his son’s local primary school.

Email: nickw@liberalislington.com
Facebook: @nick.wakeling.71
Twitter: @nickwakeling1
Website: www.liberalislington.com/nickwakeling

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