Ben Maguire at Withiel, his home

Introducing the Lib Dem Member of Parliamentary for North Cornwall: Ben Maguire

Ben got into political campaigning in Cornwall aged just 18 as he realised the positive impact committed and passionate MPs can have in their local community.


About Ben:

Born in Treliske, 32 year old Ben grew up in Withiel near Wadebridge and went to school in Bodmin where his mother was a teacher and his father a GP. 

After graduating, Ben worked as a Parliamentary aide and constituency caseworker to former Lib Dem MPs Dan Rogerson and later Ian Swales. He also took research placements in the Hong Kong Legislative Council and the United States Senate.

More recently, Ben has worked as a solicitor in top international law firms and in the microchip industry.

Local party Chair, Richard Davies, commented: "Ben’s varied political and professional experience gives him a national and international insight on many key issues.”

Thanking local members for their support, Ben said: “I can promise that, if elected, I will be a fearless and relentless voice that fights for everyone.

"My top priorities for North Cornwall will be, firstly, creating affordable housing - a good home is a right, not a luxury. 

"Secondly, rejuvenating our crippled health services and ensuring our stretched schools finally get their full and fair funding. 

"In addition, the scandalous pollution of our rivers and beaches - as well as the increased flooding and the misery and chaos the climate crisis has already brought - means I will push protection of our environment to the top of the political agenda at every opportunity”.

“Sadly, our fantastic area has been shamelessly neglected by the Tories who have been focused on clinging to power. Our current MP has admitted he can’t speak up in Westminster after being promoted to government whip. While he’s focused on trying to keep warring Conservative MPs in line, our schools crumble and our NHS waiting lists get ever longer. In contrast, and in keeping with the long tradition of local Lib Dem MPs, the people of North Cornwall will always come above petty party politics for me”.

“On the doorstep, we have heard the same message – It is time to stand up and fight for North Cornwall and that is what I will do. If you want to see real change for our area, I urge you to get in touch and get involved with my campaign.”

Ben Maguire for North Cornwall Liberal Democrats
Ben Maguire: Parliamentary Candidate for North Cornwall Liberal Democrats
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Instagram: @Ben4NC

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It is time to stand up and fight for North Cornwall and that is what I will do. If you want to see real change for our area, I urge you to get in touch and get involved.

Ben Maguire, Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for North Cornwall

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