About Alex Lister

Alex Lister’s family originally come from Chartham where his great-grandfather used to run the signal box.

As a child he attended Blean School before becoming a chorister in Canterbury Cathedral. He took his GCSEs and A-levels at Kent College before studying at Oxford Brookes.

After leaving university he lived in Spain for a number of years working in digital communications before returning to the UK where he now provides services primarily to charities and government organisations.

Dismayed at the appalling state of our local NHS, Alex stood for and was elected a public governor of East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust which runs the Kent & Canterbury hospital, the William Harvey in Ashford and the QEQM in Margate.

Alex strongly believes in a new hospital for Canterbury and is an active member of Concern for Health in East Kent (CHEK), the campaign group fighting for it.

In February 2018 Alex set up the Canterbury Journal, a free online news service and platform for district residents to discuss and learn more about local issues.

Alex is a tireless campaigner for local issues. He has appeared on TV and featured a number of times on local news for his campaigning activity. His comments were recently featured in newspapers across the UK and worldwide in a memorable tribute to his stepmother Hilary Lister, the quadriplegic sailor, who died in 2018 aged 46.

Alex lives in Canterbury with his wife Lucy and two young children.

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