I was interested to read the article by Paul Kennedy on his campaign as a Liberal Democrat candidate (The Actuary, March 2015, Politics needs actuaries).
I realise the interest is because of Kennedy's redefining the limits of actuaries working in 'the wider fields'. But should you not have mentioned the other candidates in the constituency? And why have only one article referring to a Liberal Democrat candidate?
This might imply a political leaning by what I thought was a politically neutral magazine.
Alan Frost 9 April
Thank you for your letter and comments. I assure you that The Actuary magazine does not have any political affiliation or preference.
However, I can see how having one article from one perspective might seem unbalanced. In the past, we have covered views of candidates standing for other political parties.
The reason we commissioned the article was to highlight the diverse areas in which actuaries are involved, as you suggest. Paul Kennedy is the only actuary we are aware of who is running for office in this general election, and he agreed to contribute. If you know another actuary who is standing, we would be interested to hear about it.