Tom Holder, 31, will be bidding to unseat Conservative MP Rebecca Harris in Castle Point when the country goes to the polls on June 8.
Tom studied economics and politics at Oxford University and he campaigned hard for Remain during last year’s referendum on the EU.
Tom said: "I am excited by the opportunity to stand as the Liberal Democrat candidate in Castle Point. The Liberal Democrats have shown they are now the only opposition to Theresa May’s hard Brexit, and I truly believe that we must give the British people – not the politicians – the final say on any EU deal.”
Following graduation, he worked as a secondary school Maths and Economics teacher in an inner London state school before leaving to work in science communications.
With a keen interest in education, Tom has plenty to say on the current state of our schools, while NHS funding is also high on his agenda. Tom says:
“The Conservatives have forced councils to cut services to the bone. Our NHS remains on the edge of crisis. Schools are being forced to remove staff. It’s time for a change. The Liberal Democrats offer a vision of a fairer, more tolerant society that we can all be proud to live in.”