Anthony (Tony) Kidman
I graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and, after a short-service commission in the Royal Navy and work for a contractor, joined BP in 1978 to work on offshore pipeline design and construction. I married the same year and we have two sons, both of whom are now married, and one grandson. Another grandchild is expected soon! I retired from BP in 1992 and worked for a construction firm and in Structural Engineering. I have now been fully retired for two years and find life is very full of demands on my time. My wife and I look after our grandson one day each week, we travel in the UK and abroad, I paint watercolours, grow organic vegetables, keep fit at a gym and often help my sons with DIY at their homes. Having lived through governments of the other main parties I became a Lib Dem.