Simon Chapman lives in Lincolnshire. He works for a leading national charity, and spent 12 years a barrister before going to work in the voluntary sector. Any views he expresses on CentreRight or ConservativeHome are entirely his own, and should not be attributed to any organisation. He was the Conservative candidate in High Peak in the 2001 General Election. His interests beyond work and politics include scuba diving, cricket, building bonfires and sandcastles, and walking his lurcher.