Neil Hughes

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Neil Hughes
4 Croft End,
CA10 2RS
United Kingdom


Neil Hughes
Penrith & The Border

Neil has lived in the constituency area, with which he has lifelong connections, for fifteen years. A teacher who has also worked briefly in Europe, he has also been employed by a large housing association and by DEFRA.

Neil’s enthusiasms, which embrace all of the arts and history, when added to his travelling experiences mean that he has a good grasp of local affairs as well as their wider national and international context.

Although Neil spent some years in London he has lived largely in rural communities (principally in Cumbria but also in Scotland).

A member of Cumbria’s food and farming network he is also a key member on Eden’s NHS commissioning body and chairs the scrutiny committee of Eden Housing Association.

Familiar with all parts of the constituency, he has also previously stood as a candidate in Carlisle, a city where as a County Councillor he regularly attends public and Council meetings.

Neil is particularly interested in boosting the economy and creating jobs and in ensuring that energy supplies - from all sustainable sources – are adequately boosted. He is currently one of Cumbria County Council’s two “economic champions” representing all of Carlisle and Eden district areas.

Neil’s political experience is spread over more than half a lifetime, since he first joined the original Liberal Party in 1982.

He has been a Councillor for sixteen years in all, first in London and then in Cumbria and has run very successful campaigns, notably to reprieve public facilities under threat such as swimming pools, toilets and bus services.

Neil is very keen to serve the entire constituency of Penrith & the Border at the highest possible level.