Dr Edmund Fordham is a physicist and engineer, recently retired from his role as Scientific Advisor to a leading international company in the petroleum industry. He is an expert in applications of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance to oil-bearing rocks. He took a First in Physics at Cambridge, wrote his doctoral thesis on wind energy, working with Nobel Laureate Sir Martin Ryle, and has also worked on nuclear reactor safety.
Born in Derbyshire, Edmund was brought up in East Africa, where his mother was a social worker, and his father an academic. He has worked in the USA and travelled extensively in the Middle East. Apart from six years in the USA, he has worked in Cambridge since 1985, and lived in South-East Cambridgeshire since 2013. His children have attended schools in Ely and Cambridge.
After studying the Maastricht Treaty in 1992, Edmund has been consistently opposed to British membership of the EU, on democratic grounds. Until very recently, he has had no political involvements since quitting the Labour Party 24 years ago.
In May 2019 Edmund was a Brexit Party candidate for the European Parliament, for the East of England region. He was Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Brexit Party in the Bury St Edmunds constituency, until being stood down by the Brexit Party, along with 316 others, on 11th November.
Seeing that the constituency where he lives had no pro-Brexit candidates running, he has now decided to offer himself as a pro-Brexit Independent.