Lib Dems Field Castle Point Candidate

Brendan D'Cruz

THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS have finally fielded a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) for the Castle Point seat.

Brendan D’Cruz, grew up in Essex and has strong links to the area where his family still lives. In recent years he worked for the University of East London both at Docklands and in Barking before becoming Head of Department: Business & Computing at the University of Wales, Newport in 2008.

Brendan gained a degree in Computing & Informatics and a Ph.D. from the University of Plymouth. His career has seen him working in academic management, international collaboration and in business development. He has also held management positions at the University of Northampton and the University of East London before taking up his current position. He is a Chartered Member of the British Computer Society and a Chartered Engineer, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is actively involved in the development of the project management profession working with the Association for Project Management as an advisor.

Before becoming PPC for Castle Point, Brendan campaigned in both Northampton and in St. Alban’s contributing to Lib Dem calls for fairer taxes, a fair start for all, and a greener more sustainable economy. Brendan believes strongly in professional values and personal integrity, and was appalled by the parliamentary expenses scandal. He believes that politics can make a difference, and that politicians should act on what they believe instead of just saying what they think people want to hear.

Brendan’s research into sustainable development includes the need for strategies and initiatives to address fuel poverty and climate change. His interests outside of politics include football, travel, the arts, and supporting sporting mega-events such as the Olympics, World Cup and Ryder Cup.

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7 Responses

  1. All your own work? Or a direct lift from the Lib Dem site?

  2. I don’t think that links to an area matter that much. I like to think it is policies that voters should consider when casting their votes. After all, MPs makes laws for the whole country.

    Brendan’s strong links are a reference to the area where his family still live – no idea where that is.

    Being selected so late is an indicator of the priority the Lib Dems place on this seat.

  3. why should the Lib- Dems rush in this election they hold all three aces i am afraid.

    Regards Neville.

  4. Perhaps Neville Watson would enlighten me as to what aces he thinks the Liberal Democrats hold in Castle Point?

  5. Neville Watson is welcome to post comments on my blog – http://warelane.wordpress.com/

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