Havant Conservatives have just selected Alan Mak as their candidate for the 2015 general election. When Paul Goodman described the final four contestants for this seat, he wrote:
“Alan Mak. A lawyer by training, Mak is an entrepreneur and investor – his roles include serving as a Non-Executive Board Member for Havas UK, a digital services and advertising firm. He is also a judge and mentor for Wayra UnLtd, which advises and trains technology companies. He sits on the Management Committee of the Enterprise Forum, which seeks to link businesses in to Conservative Party policy development.”
And when Mark Wallace previewed the final four contestants in Boston and Skegness, he wrote:
“Matt Warman. A journalist, Warman is Head of Technology for the Daily Telegraph, a post which obviously gives him national media experience. Of the four he would be the only first time candidate, but his website emphasises local links – his in-laws live in Lincolnshire and he and his wife are ‘looking forward to moving home’. He also points to his professional life as a sign that he would use technology as a way to engage new voters.”
Many congratulations to the two victors, and many commiserations to the other finalists.