I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. I seek to preserve property and to respect order, and I equally decry the appeal to the passions of the many or the prejudices of the few.So said Benjamin Disraeli, twice Conservative Prime Minister, in a campaign speech at High Wycombe in 1832. read more
Steve’s career began in the Royal Air Force as an engineer officer working with Tornado, Jaguar and the Adour aero engine. He became a Chartered Engineer through the Royal Aeronautical Society and held a military airworthiness licence. After his time with the RAF, he read for an MSc in Computer Science at Oxford University (St Cross College) and joined a specialist, entrepreneurial software firm as Head of Consulting and Product Manager before taking on various senior roles in business software.
In partnership with Toby Baxendale and others, Steve co-founded The Cobden Centre, an educational charity for social progress through honest money, free trade and peace. He also established and chaired a successful All-Party Parliamentary Group on Economics, Money and Banking. He is a Vice Chair of the Aerospace APPG. He served on Parliament’s Transport Committee until May 2013 when he stood down to concentrate on developing policy for public services. He has twice been elected to the Executive of the Conservative 1922 Committee.
In his spare time, Steve enjoys skydiving, motorcycling and spending time with his wife and godchildren.read more
Together with Toby Baxendale and others, I co-founded the Cobden Centre to promote social progress through honest money, free trade and peace. In Cobden's day, the privilege granted to the wealthy at the expense of the poor was the Corn Laws. Today, the privileges of the banking system are enriching some and impoverishing others. We're determined to end this injustice.read more