"I want people to feel excited and optimistic when they vote for me as their MP. Not like they are getting more of the same."
Dominic joined the Liberal Democrats the day of the referendum result in 2016, having never been a member of any party up to that point.
In November 2018 he was elected to Warwickshire County Council with 40% of the vote to represent Stratford North.
Since becoming a county councillor Dominic has:
- Championed Stratford's first LGBTQ support group,
- Helped save local dementia cafes,
- Provided funding and support for the Stratford-upon-Avon Foodbank, and
- Pushed for a climate change emergency motion.
Dominic Skinner was born and raised in Studley, went to school in Alcester, and now lives in Stratford-upon-Avon with his wife and two children. If elected he will be the first locally raised and education MP in over 50 years.
Dominic is a self-employed, eco-focused architect who has worked on award-winning projects, including the development of social and sustainable housing for Ealing Council.
Dominic believes in opportunity. That opportunity comes from:
- Better quality housing for buyers and renters,
- Combatting food poverty locally and nationally,
- A diverse, empowered education system,
- Health care that works for users and providers at all levels.
'I looked in on my kids sleeping that morning and thought: "they have been robbed of opportunity". I had to do something.'
Dominic feels Brexit by any means is a backward step that makes life harder for people already in hardship, and deprives people of opportunities. It is a regressive step rather than a forward one:
'To those who say "take our country back", I'd rather take it forward.'
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