I'm delighted to be the Conservative Candidate for the Devizes Constituency. I grew up on a farm and love the beautiful landscape of Wiltshire. I have worked in journalism and in politics, most recently as Political Secretary to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. But my main career has been spent working in the community.
In 2006 my wife Emma and I founded Only Connect, a project working in prisons to stop criminals re-offending. I also set up and ran an award-winning charity working with children and young people at risk.
I voted Leave in 2016 and I support Boris Johnson's efforts to leave the EU with a good deal for British businesses. Our country is badly divided by Brexit and we need to Get Brexit Done, move on and concentrate on the things that really matter to people: improving the health service, fighting rural crime, fixing the transport system, protecting the environment and helping young people get the skills and jobs they need.
I hope to work together with local people to make our neighbourhood safer and more prosperous. I pledge to support our armed forces personnel and their families, stand up for farmers and rural businesses, and champion the whole community of Devizes, Marlborough, Tidworth, Durrington and all the local villages.