My name is Anthony Mangnall and I was elected as the Conservative Member of Parliament for Totnes in 2019.
Over the last five years I have watched from the side-lines as politics in this country has descended into the chaos and confusion that we are currently having to suffer.
My career to date has so far orientated around working in the political, private and charitable sector.
After leaving Exeter University I went to work for the British Foreign Secretary during the Arab Spring. Here I learnt and understood the importance of strong United Kingdom and the role we play in the world. I was able to see that our common values and morals are a force for good in the world.
However, the political world is not always seen as the real world and I wanted to make sure that I had experience of how business and industry operates. So for four and a half years I worked in the shipping industry as a broker. My work took me to Singapore, Nigeria and across the UK and I learnt how to work with businesses large and small. This experience has proved incredibly useful in understanding the needs of our communities, small businesses, fishing and farming sectors.
In the last three years I have spent my time working to close the UK’s domestic trade of Ivory, which we successfully did last year. I have also helped on the Preventing of Sexual Violence Initiative which seeks to shatter the culture of impunity surrounding rape as a weapon of war. Added to this I have also been privileged to work on Wales’s growth deal and inward investment projects.
As a young, ambitious and experienced individual I believe that I have the right qualities to be your MP.
I feel that it is time for a change in our current Parliament. Especially after three years of deadlock, dither and delay. As part of a different generation I believe I can use my experience to be the best Ambassador for Constituency and to truly deliver for the region
I look forward to meeting you as I work my way around the whole constituency.