Theo Butt Philip

As well as serving on the Members Council, I am Chair of the Orpington Circle, which commemorates that famous by-election victory, organises the annual Orpington Dinner and raises funds for Liberal Democrat by-election campaigns.

To raise money for NLC members standing as LibDem candidates in the 2019 General Election, I revived and chaired the Club’s election appeal. I stood for Parliament in Bridgwater and West Somerset in 2010 and 2015, and was a member of Wells City Council for eight years (including a year as Mayor). I currently work for South Gloucestershire Council as Political Assistant to the Liberal Democrat opposition group.

I live in Wells with my wife, Belinda (also a Club member), and our two young children. (Theo joined the Club in 2001 and was elected to what is now the Members’ Council in in 2017)