Anthony Mangnall was born in 1989 and as the son of a soldier, he spent his early years in Northern Ireland and Zimbabwe before moving back to England. Throughout his time abroad and while in the UK, the one constant home to him was the South Hams, staying with close family in Battisborough Cross and Diptford.
After Shrewsbury School, Anthony maintained his Devon links and attended Exeter University, where he studied history, politics and sociology.
Post university he worked for William Hague, the then Foreign Secretary, during the Arab Spring.
In 2012 Anthony left working in Westminster and moved to Singapore to work for Braemar ACM, a ship broking firm. Here he worked on the clean petroleum product desk where he negotiated shipping deals, created business relationships and helped large and medium sized businesses distribute their products across the globe.
Returning to London in 2014 to work for Poten and Partners, he helped create a new trading desk and focused on frontier markets. In which he helped build beneficial and extensive relationships in emerging markets.
2016 saw Anthony working again for William Hague. He managed his private and public interests including working on the closure of the UK’s domestic trade of ivory. As a passionate conservationist he was able to help with the creation of a Transport Taskforce directed at eradicating the movement of illegally poached goods.
In the 2017 General Election, Anthony stood for the Parliamentary seat of Warley. While he did not win, he achieved the highest Conservative vote since the seat’s creation. He was elected for the Totnes Constituency on 13th December, 2019.
Recently Anthony has been working as a Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Wales. In this role he helped expand upon Wales’ growth deals and worked on regional development initiatives such as the Western Powerhouse. All of which are designed to capitalise on Wales’ innovation and help its regions and economy grow.
Anthony’s experience both in the private and political worlds have given him the tools to be able to assist local residents and their communities. His campaign will be based around fighting for local issues and standing up on behalf of fishermen, farmers and businesses alike and representing and safeguarding the Totnes Constituency’s local economy, vibrancy, environmentalism and ethos.
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