Neil is the Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the constituency of Macclesfield in the UK General Election 2015. He was a Liberal Democrat list Candidate for the North West England Region in the 2014 European Parliament election.
Neil grew up in the Isle of Man where he attended St Ninian's School. He read Mediaeval History at St Andrews, and Law at the College of Law in York and in London. He currently lives in Cheshire and works as a Barrister from Chambers in Manchester, practicing law throughtout the north west of England and north Wales. He is a member and campaigner in the Liberal Democrat Party.