I’m Nick Sturges-Alex, I work in the NHS as a Programme Delivery Manager, delivering transformation to improve experiences and outcomes for patients. My professional background is in IT, spending over 30 years covering everything from building PCs, servers and networks, to managing data centres.
After 20 years bringing up a family, I felt it was time to stop looking inwards, and start looking outwards, and to give back to the community, which is why I got involved in the local residents’ association which I now chair, I became a parish councillor, a school governor, and more recently a councillor at the newly formed West Northamptonshire Council. My philosophy is summed up by the old Chinese proverb “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day - if you teach him to fish, he can feed himself for a lifetime”. This is at the heart of Conservative ethos, helping people to help themselves, giving them opportunities, rather than making them dependent on help, making it my perfect political home.
I know it’s an old cliché, but I got into politics to make a difference as well as advocating for those who can’t do so for themselves. I strongly believe in social cohesion and taking down all barriers that prevent us achieving our potential. Outside my professional and political life, my wife and I are foster carers, having fostered over 60 children, specialising in emergency placements for teenagers. If I get any spare time I use music as a creative outlet, playing the bass and the keyboard, and writing songs and poetry. I travel when I can, and enjoy the journey almost as much as the destination! My secret obsession is maps, so if you want my attention, you know what to do!