Wealden Parliamentary Spokesperson
Chris Bowers - Parliamentary Spokesperson
Chris Bowers is our current Parliamentary Spokesperson and was our parliamentary candidate for the 2017 and 2019 general election. Despite the overall disappointing results at the last General Election, Chris substantially increased the LibDem vote share putting us back in solid second place to the Conservatives (who have long held Wealden by a massive majority).
A Lewes district councillor from 2007 to 2015, Chris has immense political experience at both the local and national level. He has lived midway between Uckfield and Lewes for more than 20 years, so knows and loves Wealden as a local.
A writer and broadcaster by profession, Chris is well known to tennis fans as a commentator, and last year was heard on national television commentating live on the historic, first-ever 12-12 tiebreak at Wimbledon. He is also the biographer of tennis legends Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, and in 2011 wrote Nick Clegg's biography.
Chris' areas of specialist knowledge are the Environment and Education, and his daughter recently completed her A-levels at a local sixth-form college. He has a very strong environmental track record and was the founder of the Environmental Transport Association in 1990. He has also worked for the European Federation for Transport and Environment since 1991, and he led the transport chapter in the Lib Dems' recent beefed-up strategy to tackle climate change, which saw the party commit to make the UK net-neutral in greenhouse gases by 2045.
More information on Chris is available on his personal website.