Nick Wakeling Parliamentary Candidate - Islington North
Nick has lived in Islington for over 15 years. His wife Kate works as an English teacher at a local secondary school while their young son goes to the local primary. A qualified lawyer, accountant, MBA and senior finance professional with 20 years’ experience, Nick currently works at a 'challenger bank' fighting against the dominance of the 'big four' banks to deliver stronger competition and better customer service on the local high street. He is also treasurer of a charity he co-founded in 2015 to help children with cancer after his niece was diagnosed aged three. The charity has raised over £100,000 to help children, increase awareness and fund medical research against the disease.
Nick is clear on Islington’s priorities:
· Quality services: well funded schools, short waiting times in a properly maintained NHS, and robust police resourcing to tackle crime
· Space to breathe: quality, affordable housing in a vibrant community with clean air and green space
· Exit from Brexit: where the young are as free to live and work on the Continent as at home in a part of London which voted 4-to-1 to stay in the EU
Nick’s personal background is multicultural. His dad was born in north London, his mum in Spain, his wife in Australia. He has lived and worked in Spain, Australia, India and the US.
He joined the Liberal Democrats in 2016.
Like thousands of others, he did this because he is determined to fight against Brexit, and to build a better future based, not on fear and division or unstainable debt, but on strength in the community, economic competence and openness to the world.
Website: nick.wakeling@org ; www.liberalislington.com