Out campaigning locally in Letchworth, North East Hertfordshire just 11 days after the birth of our first child, February 24
Handing over to my successor as Area Chairman Hertfordshire – a huge thank you to all those who supported me throughout my tenure. December 23
Very proud to have been asked to join the Secretary of State for Defence’s tam as a Special Adviser, October 23
Very busy at CPC23 hosting two panel events and two receptions, spending time with SoS for Defence Grant Shapps, SoS for Health Steve Barclay and SoS FCDO James Cleverly, speaking with members and friends and raising funds for fellow candidates and announcing their distribution (to CFAF members like Paul Athans) and spreading the word about how important a strong moral compass and values are to operating successfully in politics. October 23
Joining Sir Oliver Heald and the NE Herts Conservative Association as guest speaker at their patrons dinner event. Speaking about the UK Military and particularly our Special Forces. September 23.
Organised and hosted the annual Conservative Friends of the Armed Forces fundraiser on the rooftop of the NED private members club in central London. 55 people attended in including Ministers, MPs, Special Advisers, representatives from industry, members and friends and we raised £4000 for parliamentary candidates with military backgrounds for the forthcoming General Election. September 23
Out campaigning in Jersey Farm, Sandridge and Harpenden, August 23.
40 Minute interview for Veterans in Politics at the HAC with live studio audience, August 23.
Visiting Jordan to understand the refugee situation and how UK Development spending is being put to good use, July 23.
Attending a two day conference in Windsor Castle as part of the Coalition for Global Prosperity Future Leaders Program , July 23.
Out with South Eastern Regional Chairman John Bessey and successful candidate Steve Tuckwell in the Uxbridge By-Election, July 23.
Campaigning in Mid Beds for Festus, July 23.
Speaking at an event to promote CF Armed Forces with Sir Robert Syms MP and Poole Conservatives, June 23.
Organised and sponsored a Hertfordshire Conservatives Thank You party raising £800 for the Fightback Fund, May 23.
Invited and welcomed the Foreign Secretary to Broxbourne, North East Herts and Hertford and Stortford for campaigning, May 23.
Triple Campaign session this May Day Bank Holiday in Broxbourne, Windsor and Hertford, April/May 23.
Jointly hosting MPs and Peers in Westminster to discuss Defence issues, April 23.
Leading a team of activists in Haslemere, April 23.
Leading a team of activists in Hemel Hempstead, April 23.
A double header this weekend taking campaigning in Harpenden and Hemel Hempstead. March 23.
What an Action Day! The most volunteers Bristol and South Gloucestershire Conservatives have turned out in 5 years thanks to CFAF and the amazing work of Federation Chair Simon. March 23.
Campaigning with a great team in Stevenage, March 23.
Dinner with the Foreign Secretary and our respective wives (and Gagan Mohindra MP), February 23.
A St Albans action day with CF Armed Forces and the candidate Clare de Silva, February 23.
Really pleased to have a short article published on ConHome, “Chat GPT is the future of politics“, February 23.
Out campaigning for District and Town Council in Kingsmead Ward in Hertford, February 23.
About to head out delivering in Welwyn Hatfield, February 23.
Attending the South West Conference meeting up with old friends and making some new ones in Taunton, February 23.
Campaigning in Guildford with other CFAF members, local council candidates and the local MP Angela Richardson, January 23
Campaigning in Hertford for Town and District Council, January 23.
Adventurous Training in Tignes, one member of my group was injured and required medical evacuation. Staying calm and making hard decisions in difficult situations is vital, January 23.
Campaigning in Hitchen as Hertfordshire Area Chairman, January 23
After a fantastic year attached to ULOTC, coming off the Beige list to promote to Major next year. December 2022.
Personally thanked in Parliament at Defence Questions for my role in CF Armed Forces by Gagan Mohindra MP. December 2022.
Organising and hosting CF Armed Forces Reception in the Carlton Club with Tom Tugendhat MP. 80+ members and friends at another sold out event. donated £500 of the money raised to Richard Holden MP’s fighting fund in North West Durham. November 2022.
Campaigning for local elections in neighbouring Broxbourne. November 2022.
First official meeting with Regional Voluntary Party Manager after becoming Hertfordshire Area Chairman, October 2022
Campaigning in Hertford with local MP Julie Marson, Exec and Council members, October 2022
Campaigning in Broom Farm in Windsor, September 2022
Attending the Windsor Conservatives Annual dinner and helping the Executive with the Raffle, September 2022!
Joining Col James Sunderland MP, Brigadier (Retd) Mike Dooley from Salesforce and veteran Donna Gavin on Jony Ball’s Veterans in Politics Podcast and live panel debate, Party Conference October 2022.
Hosting the CF Armed Forces Reception, Party Conference October 2022
Presenting at the CF Armed Forces Policy Pamphlet Launch, Party Conference October 2022
Wedding featured in the Saturday Times, August 2022
Interviewing both leadership candidates Rishi Sunk MP and Liz Truss MP for the CF Armed Forces Podcast, July 2022
Campaigning in Thurrock, Essex, July 2022
Attending the Eastern Region Veterans and Pensions Advisory Committee as a member, July 2022
Running another successful CF Armed Forces Candidate Training Wing Event in Parliament, June 2022
Leading the CF Armed Forces Team who went to Tiverton for the By-election, June 2022
Discussing Leadership and Campaigning with SW Young Conservatives and members of Totnes and South Devon Association May 2022
Campaigning in Broxbourne, Watford, Letchworth, London Colney, Barnet, Islington and Kensington in local elections May 2022
Organising and attending a CF Armed Forces event to commemorate ANZAC day at 10 Downing Street, April 2022
Meeting “Polar Preet” – Captain Preet Chandi, Antarctic explorer, April 2022
Speaking on a Panel at the Thames Valley Conservatives Conference, February 2022
Speaking on behalf of CF Armed Forces at the South West Regional Conference, February 2022
Campaigning in Southend West for the successfully elected Anna Firth MP, January 2022
Eve of poll campaigning with the CFAF and Southampton University Conservative Society for North Shropshire by-election, December 2021
On the campaign trail with the CCA and CF Armed Forces teams up in North Shropshire for our Armed Forces Training Wing candidate Dr Neil Shastri-Hurst in the by-election, November 2021
Campaigning for Louie French MP in the Old Bexley By-Election, November 2021
Meeting special advisers in Downing Street to discuss the UK’s Levelling Up agenda, October 2021
Another sell out Conservative Party Conference CF Armed Forces Reception with Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace MP, James Heappey MP, Jeremy Quinn MP and Leo Doherty MP all from the MOD team in attendance. We were also delighted to see all of our other parliamentary friends and our members. I was delighted to present a donation to Mark Fletcher MP for Bolsover on behalf of our members.
At Conservative Party Conference 2021 invited to chair and contribute to Veterans panel on the main stage alongside Minister Leo Doherty MP, Sarah Atherton MP and Hannah Jarvis.
Delighted to organise and host the first “in person” CF Armed Forces event since the pandemic. Our Policy Pamphlet 2021 Launch was held in Westminster and attended by guests Penny Mordaunt MP and Sarah Atherton MP along with contributors, friends and members.
Invited to visit my former Regiment in Estonia by the CO along with former CO Col. Bob Stewart MP. A flying visit but hugely rewarding and grateful to my Regimental family.
My final social event with the team in Gagan Mohindra MP’s office. It’s been an honour and a pleasure to work for Gagan in Westminster and I’m hugely grateful for the chance to work across so many different areas in an MPs office. Gagan’s mentoring and support has been phenomenal.
It was emotional to attend parliament for the emergency recall debate on Afghanistan. No phones inside the gallery but took the opportunity to also visit the roof terrace.
Invited to speak to GB news anchor Colin Brazier about my experiences in Afghanistan.
As the acting OC C Company at ULOTC in the Reserves, taking time out from coaching an mentoring young people to brush up on some military skills on the Ranges at Lyde and Hythe, June 2021.
The CF Armed Forces team out in force for campaigning in the Chesham and Amersham By-election, May 2021.
Telephone campaigning for Peter Fleet in the Chesham and Amersham By-election, May 2021.
Welcoming James Cleverly MP as the inaugural speaker to the CF Armed Forces Candidates Training Wing event, May 2021.
Organising a successful telephone campaign session for Jill Mortimer with CF Armed Forces and W2W for the Hartlepool By-Election, May 2021.
Attending the inaugural Digital Tories event with James Cleverly MP, 06 May 2021.
Joining Secretary of State Grant Schapps and PPS Gagan Mohindra at a South West Hertfordshire fundraising event online, April 2021.
Speaking at the online launch of the CF Armed Forces Policy Pamphlet, April 2021.
Being interviewed on TalkRADIO by Ian Collins, about the UK withdrawal from Afghanistan after 20 years of conflict, 15th April 2021.
Hosting the Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace MP at Conservative Spring Conference for a question and answer session on the Integrated Review and the Defence Command Paper, 27th March 2021.
Out campaigning locally, after restrictions lifted, with another volunteer 18th March 2021.
Organising and Chairing the first ever Hertford and Stortford Conservative Policy Forum Debate on the Union and the Constitution 17th March 2021.
Attending an MPs only brief by Secretary of State Grant Shapps and Minister for Roads Baroness Vere 15th March 2021.
Speaking on a panel discussion for CF Armed Forces with Sarah Atherton MP and James Sunderland MP at the Thames Valley Conference 13th March 2021.
Joining the Secretary of State for International Trade Liz Truss along with Regional coordinators, PCC candidate and other members for the East of England Conference 27th February 2021.
Joining the Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps, Minister for Roads Baroness Vere and other MPs or a briefing on Smart Motorways 23rd February 2021.
Attending the South West Regional Conference hearing from Party Board officials, the Regional Team and Senior Ministers 06th February 2021.
Joining MPs, Peers and Senior stakeholders at the APPG for the Forces Covenant at which Johnny Mercer MP spoke about the first reading of the Armed Forces Bill, 27th January 2021.
Speaking on a panel alongside Rocco Blume (Warchild), Stephanie Lord (Save the Children), James Sunderland MP, Baroness Hodgson and Helen Alderson (ICRC) 26th January 2021.
Undertaking the Big Fat South West Lock Down Quiz with other Conservative Party Members from the South West 27th November 2020.
Joining MPs and the Minister for Defence People and Veterans Johnny Mercer at the APPG for Veterans, November 2020.
Laying a wreath on behalf of Conservative Friends of the Armed Forces at the Hertford War Memorial 11th November 2020.
Contributing to the Hertford and Stortford Conservative Association Executive Council meeting 5th November 2020.
Joining Member and British Legion rep Ed McGuiness and Government Minister Mims Davies to sell poppies for Remembrance day at Westminster Underground Station on the 4th November 2020 (the day before the 2nd national lockdown came into effect).
Hosting the CF Armed Forces Stand at Conservative Party Conference and Chairing the second of our panel debates with Minister for Defence People and Veterans Johnny Mercer MP, October 2020.
Discussing CF Armed Forces and wider political issues with the Chancellor Rishi Sunak, Education Secretary and former Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson and Chairman of the Party Amanda Milling, October 2020
Joining Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock MP with Hertfordshire Conservatives to discuss the Coronavirus pandemic, September 2020
Chairing the CF Armed Forces Online Panel Discussion event with James Sunderland MP, Cath Possamai and Ren Kapur MBE speaking, July 2020
Joining MPs and Lords at the first meeting of the APPG for Veterans chaired by James Sunderland MP and Jim Shannon MP, July 2020
Delighted to have been referenced in the House of Commons by Jonathan Gullis MP for supporting his Desecration of War Memorials 10 Minute Rule Bill, June 2020
With guests and parliamentarians at the CF Armed Forces fundraiser at the Cavalry and Guards Club, February 2020
At the General Election count in Islington, December 2019
Campaigning with Iain Duncan Smith in Chingford, December 2019
Supporting Chipping Barnet Conservatives, November 2019
Campaigning in Runnymeade and Weybridge, November 2019
Example Campaign Session with Islington Conservatives, November 2019
Braintree Candidates Campaign Launch, November 2019
Islington Parliamentary Candidates Campaign Launch, November 2019
Delighted to have been reselected for Islington North, General Election Campaign November 2019
Out with the candidate in Kensington, Fulham & Chelsea, November GE2019
Telephone Canvassing at CCHQ, November 2019
Campaigning in Hertford and Stortford (Stanstead Abbotts Ward), October 2019
CF Armed Forces first Campaign Action Day for David Burrowes in Enfield Southgate. October 2019
Visiting Michaela Community School, Wembly with other Conservative Candidates, October 2019
Canvassing voters in Forest Hill, Lewisham, October 2019
Welcoming the Secretary of State for Defence Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP to the stage to speak at the CF Armed Forces Conservative Conference Reception, October 2019
Co-hosting a Lewisham Deptford fundraiser with Jackie Doyle-Price MP, September 2019
Campaigning in Canterbury for parliamentary candidate Anna Firth with Lewisham and Sevenoaks campaigners, September 2019
Attending a fundraiser in Kensington with local councillors, parliamentary candidates and Party Chairman James Cleverly MP, August 2019
Speaking at a panel discussion for CF Armed Forces at the Carlton Club, July 2019
Lewisham Deptford Executive meeting at the Carlton Club, July 2019
Thanking leadership contender Boris Johnson MP for his part in an event in Sevenoaks (a video of which can be found here), July 2019
Meeting leadership contender Jeremy Hunt MP with Penny Mordaunt MP, June 2019
With Ian Duncan Smith and other members at a Conservative Friends of the Armed Forces D-Day Commemoration Event, June 2019
Campaigning in the Peterborough By-Election, May 2019
Canvassing in Evelyn Ward, Lewisham Deptford for the ward By-Elections, May 2019
Campaigning in the local council elections in Ware, Hertfordshire, May 2019
Telephone canvassing at CCHQ with Chairman Brandon Lewis, April 2019
Campaigning in the Newport West By-Election with Candidate Mathew Evans, April 2019
Launching the Conservative Friends of the Armed Forces, February 2019
Lewisham Conservative Association Fundraiser, November 2018
With the Candidate, Ross Archer, Lewisham East By-Election, June 2018
Out campaigning in the Lewisham East By-Election, May 2018
Attending Spring Forum, March 2018
Meeting the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Theresa May 2017
Islington Team at the Count 2017
Islington Gazette Election Feature 2017
Meeting Party Chairman Patrick McLoughlin 2017
Policy debate in Hampstead and Kilburn 2017
Campaigning in Hampstead and Kilburn 2017
Polling Day Evelyn Ward, October 2016
Meeting Margaret Thatcher (with Nick Park) 2007