Amin was born in Pakistan but has lived in the UK since 1952. His life has taken him from the slums of Manchester to a mathematics degree from Cambridge University and partnership in PricewaterhouseCoopers. In retirement, he devotes himself to helping society.
Amin has followed politics closely from the age of 10 and has stayed up all night for general election results since he was 14. At university, he was a Trotskyist. At about 30 he joined the old Liberal Party, but in 1983 watching and reading Milton Friedman convinced Amin about the virtues of free-market capitalism, and he joined the Conservative Party, remaining a member continuously until the day Boris Johnson became Conservative Party leader when Amin resigned.
Amin’s goal is a society which encourages free markets and entrepreneurialism, provides a strong social welfare safety net, ensures opportunity for all its citizens, participates in rules-based international cooperation, and is socially liberal. He regards the European Union as the greatest peace-making project in European history and is a strong supporter of the United Nations, and other international institutions such as the IMF, World Bank and World Trade Organisation.
Richard joined the Conservative Party in 1984, on returning from four years working in the United States. He maintained his interest and involvement in politics, as an active member of the Conservative Party. He even found some time in the late 1980s to stand as a district council candidate. Lucky for him, at the time, he failed to get elected. That honour had to wait until 2015, when he was elected to both his local Town and District Council.
Ian Collard (on sabbatical during General Election 2019)
Ian joined the Conservatives in 1997, in the aftermath of the election defeat that year. He managed his first campaign at the local council elections in 2003, where the Conservatives gained control of Stafford Borough Council for the first time since it was created, some 30 years earlier. Further local election successes followed and in the 2010 General Election he directed a campaign that took a seat from Labour, achieving a 14% swing in the process. Since leaving the Conservative Party, he has not joined any other political party and remains one of the millions of ‘politically homeless’.
Adam Sykes (on sabbatical during General Election 2019)
Adam joined the Conservatives in 2005, just in time to back David Cameron and the 'modernisation' of the party. He first stood as a local councillor, on the Wirral, unsuccessfully, in 2010, but the following year he was elected and held his seat till 2019 when he stepped down. In his time with the party, he has held many positions including Constituency Chairman and has led election campaigns at both the council and parliamentary level. He has now left the Conservative Party after fourteen years and is now the movement46 chairman.