I was born in Mansfield during the final years of Margaret Thatcher’s premiership to a working-class family living on a council estate. Through hard work and dedication, I was the first member of my family to go to University in 2007, when I attended the University of Lincoln to study politics.
After completing my degree, I was election agent in Mansfield at the 2010 general election, in which I reduced the Labour majority from notionally 18k to 6k, leading the way for the seat to be gained by the Conservatives in 2017. I also doubled the party membership locally.
In 2012 I started working for the Conservative Party in Reigate, that year we were one of only a handful of Councils that Conservatives made gains, against the national trend. I started a local branch of CPF, which won an award for inviting local school governors to attend our debate on education with Crispin Blunt MP.
I then moved to Wiltshire in 2013 as Campaign Manager and won the first by election in that area, since the change to Unitary status.
In 2014, I started working for the Suffolk Coastal Conservative Association and doubled Dr Therese Coffey’s majority from 9k to 18k and winning a record number of council seats.
After the general election, I moved again, this time to Wokingham and worked on several election campaigns, including re-electing Sir John Redwood MP in 2017. I campaigned for Vote Leave in 2016 and delivered the only leave result in Berkshire.
In 2017 I organised a fundraising dinner with Theresa May to celebrate Sir John Redwood’s 30th Anniversary in Parliament and raised over £20k profit.
In 2020, I joined Brendan’s team in Bassetlaw and was recently promoted to his Chief of Staff, working in the constituency.