Chair of the Brent Liberal Democrats
GLA Spokesperson for Brent and Harrow
Parliamentary Spokesperson for Hampstead and Kilburn
Matt Sanders is the Liberal Democrat prospective parliamentary candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn. Matt will be a Remain MP in a Remain party. He will fight hard to defend our local communities and stop Brexit.
Matt first moved to the area more than fifteen years ago. He has been a community activist and campaigner for social justice across Brent and Camden, and was twice elected to Camden Council to stand up for local people.
As an education expert, Matt has advised governments here and abroad on schools policy. He is passionate about making sure that every child in Hampstead and Kilburn has a fair start in life. As our local MP, Matt’s priorities will be stopping Brexit, fighting the climate emergency, and better funding for our vital public services.
The election here in Hampstead and Kilburn will be a close fight between the Liberal Democrats - the Party of Remain, and Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party. The Conservatives finished sixth in the most recent election in Hampstead and Kilburn and are being deserted by voters across London.
Parliamentary Spokesperson for Brent Central
I joined the party in 2015 after the elections that saw most of our MPs lose because I felt it was important to show support for the party I had always voted for and which shared my values.
In 2016 after the disastrous Brexit referendum result I started my journey to becoming a prospective parliamentary candidate. In 2017 I was asked to stand in Chingford and Woodford Green when the original candidate had to step down. It was a major learning experience against an entrenched and well-known Tory incumbent, Iain Duncan-Smith. I relish the challenge of taking on an entrenched Labour incumbent, Dawn Butler. I stood as a council candidate in Queens Park in 2018 and we overtook the Conservatives to win second place. The Lib Dems will have a clear shot at first in 2022.
I am a former journalist (Business Week, Guardian) and anti-corruption campaigner who worked for Transparency International for nine years. I am currently an editor of Strategy+Business magazine, which is owned by PwC. I am a life-long member of Amnesty International (joined in 1970) and I volunteer for a number of non-governmental organisations: I chair the Patient Participation Group of the Lonsdale Medical Centre and am a trustee of the Children At Risk Foundation-UK, which helps disadvantaged children in São Paulo, Brazil, where I used to live. I’ve also lived in France, Germany, India and the US! I am married and have two children and have self-published one novel.
Parliamentary Spokesperson for Brent North
Paul Lorber has lived in Brent (first in Willesden and now in Wembley) for 50 years. Paul has always been involved in local community affairs having served as Councillor in Brent for 32 years. He was Leader off Brent Council between 2006 and 2010. Paul also has 25 years of continuing service as a School Governor at Barham Primary School.
Paul came to the UK as a refugee after the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. He gained his A-levels at Kilburn Comprehensive School and a degree from Manchester University. He qualified and worked as an accountant and tax adviser for many years. Following the closure of 6 libraries in Brent by the Labour Party in 2011 Paul now helps to run Barham Community Library as a full-time volunteer.
As a European Paul opposes Brexit and regards it as very damaging to the future of the UK - both culturally and economically.