William joined the Liberal Democrats in 2005 as identified with their core beliefs and policies for a fairer democracy, and is determined to help change Britain's future. Chair of the Trafford Liberal Democrats, he is an experienced candidate having stood in multiple local council elections including Priory, Sale Moor and Timperley wards in Trafford
An active volunteer around Trafford he established ale the Sale Wombles litter picking group in 2012 and is also Chair of the Friends of Pickering Lodge Park in Timperley. William has also sat as a school governor & Chair of governors at Manor High Secondary School for special needs children between 2011 and 2016.
William has worked in the Information Technology sector since graduating from university in 1994. is currently a lead architect working at DXC Technology to design clinical and administrative software to health care providers worldwide including the NHS.
His background is less-than-conventional for a prospective parliamentary candidate. William grew up in inner city Liverpool and went to Breckfield Comprehensive, from 1981 to 1988, where he gained a few A-levels and several O-levels. Due to family issues I spent several years in local authority care. Between 1988 and 1990 he was unemployed for periods. The first person in his family to go to university he graduated from John Moores University in 1994 with a 2;1 in Computer Science.
William believes our democracy needs more people from diverse backgrounds in parliament, so voters can be confident that their elected representative understands their needs and can apply this understanding to helping people in their day-to-day lives.