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Mat Bowles

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Created on 2009-04-07 12:09:28 (#17442), last updated 2015-09-30 (180 weeks ago)

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I'm Mat. There was a horribly long bio here, but it was also horribly out of date.

I'm in my late-thirties, from Devon but living in Yorkshire. I work at the local infants school as a lunchtime play leader, where my job is to make sure kids are having fun, I also look after my stepdaughter, keep house and occasionally do some freelance web work and marketing analysis. I also write the occasional article for publication, Liberal Conspiracy and Lib Dem Voice being the most well frequent; I used to write at Not Little England. I'm heavily involved in electoral reform campaigns and other political stuff, and chair the local branch of the Lib Dems.

Personal life: I live with my fiancée [personal profile] miss_s_b (Jennie) and her other boyfriend, [personal profile] magister visits most weekends until we get a bigger place. Being in an open/poly relationship with my girlfriend telling me off for not following up on the pretty girl flirting the other day? Still getting my head around that one, other than, well, very happy bunny. Go add [personal profile] miss_s_b, because, well, she's even more cool than me.

Mat Bowles' Facebook profileI might add some politics links or campaign buttons here at some point. Just, y'know, I'm at about -7/-7 on the political compass, which makes me more left wing/liberal than 95% of people, and I do have to reign in my anarchist tendencies and remind myself I'm a democrat as well. Sometimes.

Oh, yeah, I'm a horrible lovely, delicious, ruggedly handsome letch, I used to apologise and try to hide this, but now I get told off for not being open about it. So give me a slap if I say something you think is inappropriate, 'flimsy moral standards' is in my interests for a reason...

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