Councillor and member of the Conservative Shadow Cabinet
South Lakeland District Council
Ben comes from a local family who have been in the Lakes for four generations. An able entrepreneur, Ben is sick of the lack of action and waste that goes on in local politics. His mission is taking his youth and energy to the stuffy Council chambers and rattle cages, pushing for a low tax, high efficiency and pro-enterprise Council for South Lakes and Cumbria. Standing as a Conservative he took the Windermere, Applethwaite and Troutbeck District seat from the Lib Dems in May 2011. After making such an impression in the Chamber and in the press Ben was promoted onto the Tory Shadow Cabinet on South Lakeland District Council with the Portfolio of Policy, Performance and Resources in May 2012.
DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY
Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts
Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre
Find a list of all our previous championship events here.
SUPPORT DEBATING MATTERS
Bernie Whelan, our DM coordinator, is raising money for Debating Matters.
To stage one of our Championships for six to 12 teams costs £6,000. Find out more on Bernie’s
Wonderful fundraising page.