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Steve Wisbey

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Steve Wisbey was the Renew candidate in Guston, Kingsdown & St Margaret's-at-Cliffe in the Dover local election. Our volunteers have been adding information on Steve Wisbey - here's everything we know so far!

Statement to voters

Steve Wisbey is 51 years old, married with 3 children and lives in St. Margaret’s Bay, Kent. A graduate in mechanical engineering, Steve runs a business that designs bomb disposal equipment. Specialising in complex products such as robots, his products are exported to some of the most hostile locations such as Iraq and Afghanistan. Through his work, he travels the world over, engaging in many diverse cultures and working with fascinating people, people who walk towards unexploded bombs, not away from them.

Steve loves to make things, and that doesn’t just mean things that defuse bombs. One of his passions is cooking and on his trips around the world he brings home recipes to cook for his family. His children are very gastronomic as a result, but the real benefit he says is the awareness of other cultures.

Steve wouldn’t describe himself as sporty, but he does cycle, play squash and run. In 2019 he will run the London Marathon to raise awareness for the HALO Trust as he is passionate about bringing an end to the proliferation of land mines which kill innocent people many years after conflict has ended.

Steve gives back to the local community: he is a school governor, secretary of the local children’s football club, helps with scouts and runs an engineering club in the local primary school.

Why get active in politics now?

"Brexit is the most divisive event I have ever experienced. Regardless of whether the UK exits or stays in the EU, the waste of time and money, the financial burden to come and the inability of our politicians to focus on what the country voted them in for - such as healthcare, education and security - breaks my heart. Many people voted to leave as a protest against career politicians, so now is the time for those career politicians to step aside and let normal people, who truly understand the nation, take up the mantle to lead the country. The one thing I'm not is a follower of the status quo."

This statement was added by Steve Wisbey, their team, or by a Democracy Club volunteer, based on information published by the candidate elsewhere.

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Previous elections

This candidate has previously stood for election in:

  • 2019: The Dover local election, as the Renew candidate for the Guston, Kingsdown & St Margaret's-at-Cliffe

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