Ian Swales, Ex MP for Redcar, achieved the biggest swing against Labour in the entire country in winning the Redcar seat in 2010. Ian was an active member of the Public Accounts Committee, scrutinising all public expenditure and sat on the Welfare Reform and Finance Bill Committees, campaigning against tax avoidance. As Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesman he stressed the importance of corporate ethics and transparency in business and banking. Ian cares passionately about the people of Redcar, the town where he and his family live. “I visited The Link during my time as Member of Parliament for Redcar and saw a great organisation but also a large unmet need. I am delighted to be chairing this new charity and am sure we can go from strength to strength” (Ian Swales)