William Tobin is a British-New Zealand astronomer retired in France.
Most recently, he was a candidate in last December’s General Election in Boris Johnson’s constituency. He sought no votes but stood to highlight the unfairness of the UK electoral franchise which excludes 7 million people from a say over their own lives.
Prior to retirement William taught and researched astronomy & physics at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Earlier he was a researcher in St Andrews and then Marseilles. His Ph.D. was awarded by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Emmanuel College Cambridge was his undergraduate alma mater.