Liberal Democrat European Group - the Executive

Robert Harrison - Acting Chair

Ulysse Abbate - Secretary

As a French-British Liberal Democrat, Ulysse knows the importance of working with our natural allies on the Continent. Whilst Brexit set the UK back in many ways, he is committed to rebuilding relations and the UK returning to its place in the EU. Currently reading a Masters in Political Economy of Europe at the LSE and as one of the 10 elected Liberal Democrat delegates to the ALDE Party, he is looking forward to supporting LDEG’s work as Secretary

Richard Morris - Executive Officer

Richard Morris has had a varied career as solicitor, investment banker, publisher and music educationalist. He served as CEO of ABRSM and Chair of the Yehudi Menuhin School. He was the Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Tonbridge & Malling at the 2019 General Election. Richard is a member of the National Executive - and is the International Officer - of European Movement UK. He is also a member of the Board of European Movement International, Brussels.

Nick Hopkinson - Executive Officer

Nick is LDEG rep for the South East. During Nick’s 23 year career at Wilton Park, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s policy forum, he progressed to Director, inter alia helping the accession of 10 Central and Southern European countries to the EU and writing and editing some 400 policy reports. Nick is founder Chair of London4Europe, a former chair of the LDEG and the European Movement Branches Forum, and stood as a Lib Dem candidate in County and District Council elections. Nick spoke and debated nationwide on 30 separate occasions advocating the case to remain during the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign, and is currently writing a book on Wilton Park’s policy output.

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