Ben Abbotts

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Ben Abbotts is a UK lobbyist at Westbourne Communications and a former Liberal Democrats parliamentary candidate.


From Lansons Communications website:

Ben Abbotts is Head of Public Affairs at Lansons having joined from FD LLM in 2007. He has worked for businesses such as IKEA as well as membership organisations such as Association of Convenience Stores and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors typically on parliamentary communications campaigns and influencing public policy. His background is in corporate communications and politics. He is an elected local councillor and has been a Parliamentary candidate. He is currently a political adviser to the Isle of Man Chief Minister and Treasury Minister on political and regulatory issues and the principal political adviser to the Employers Forum on Age which campaigns to scrap the default retirement age. He is engaged in consumer awareness campaigns by means of his work for the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

After leaving Lansons in March 2013, Abbotts joined Westbourne Communications in September of the same year.

Liberal Democrats

Abbots stood as a Lib Dem candidate in Sevenoaks in 2005, winning 21.9% of the vote but lost to the Conservative's Michael Fallon who won 51.8% of the vote.[1]

He also stood in Bromley and Chislehurst in the 2006 by-election, losing to the Conservative's Bob Neill by under 3% of the vote.[2]

Abotts worked in the party headquarters in the 2010 general election and is a member of the Lib Dem communications advisory board.[3]


  1. Sevenoaks The Guardian, accessed 21 January 2015
  2. Bromley and Chislehurst The Guardian, accessed 21 January 2015
  3. Daniel Farey-Jones Ben Abbotts to join Westbourne Communications PR Week, 18 June 2013, accessed 21 January 2015