Leo currently works for John Pugh, the Liberal Democrat MP for Southport, in his constituency office. He recently returned to the North West after having spent a year working in London in John’s Westminster office. In 2016 Leo graduated with a degree in Politics from the University of Liverpool, and in 2015 he was one of the youngest Liberal Democrats to stand for Parliament in the Liverpool Wavertree constituency. He has been involved in the competition since 2011, when he was a part of the Dalriada School team who were runners-up in the National Final, where he received an honourable mention for his contributions from the floor. Leo takes a keen interest in the areas of devolution, youth involvement, civil liberties and mental health, and has given speeches at various Lib Dem conferences on these areas. Outside of politics Leo is a fan of Liverpool FC, Formula 1, cricket and golf, though he is completely useless at actually taking part in sports!
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.