Chris Carubia is an active member of the Wirral Liberal Democrats and was elected as a councillor in 2014 with a strong record of action on local issues. Chris was elected as our Merseyside’s Police and Crime Commissioner candidate for the 2016 Elections where he greatly increased the Lib Dems share of the vote.
He lives with his wife of thirty years in the heart of the ward he represents, has one married daughter and two grandchildren. Chris has spent over thirty five years working in the field of electrical engineering and I.T. technical management, working extensively throughout Europe, the Scandinavian countries and the Americas, before setting up and successfully running his own business in Wirral in 2003.
It was this change in his career that gave him the opportunity to spend more time with his family and within his community.
He is Chair of Governors of the local primary school, is a Diabetics UK champion, an Age UK Champion, an Ambassador for Cancer UK and an accomplished author of historical fiction. He is our spokesperson on Wirral’s children’s scrutiny committee and has a chair on the children looked after board.
Since being elected Chris has been campaigning against issues such as anti social behaviour, and domestic violence, and chaired the panel that wrote and implemented Wirral’s anti slavery policy.
His weekly surgery ( held for over six years ) has helped many residents with a wide range of issues from attending PIP assesments and tribunals to Universal Credit problems and home adaptations, to name just a few.
Working closely with his community police officers he has seen at firsthand how valuable the PCSO’s are. He is fighting hard to save them from being eradicated from our streets, due to the unprecedented central government budgetary cuts.
In 2015 he successfully campaigned for free access to the Mersey Tunnel for all blue light services saving the NHS alone £185,000 per year on ambulance travel costs.