Prospective PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATE
Tom Bewick was a member of the Labour party for 27 years. He was a Labour councillor in Brighton and Hove, resigning from the party in May 2019. During the EU Referendum, he chaired the local Vote Leave campaign.
A published author and expert on vocational training policy spanning a 25-year career, Tom has advised several governments on reforms to apprenticeships and post-compulsory education. He has worked as an international development adviser in several parts of the world, including the USA, India, Afghanistan and the Middle-East.
Tom has a Master’s degree in European Public Policy Analysis and worked in Brussels in the late 1990s. It was during this period that he developed the view that the EU was a neo-imperial project that would eventually lead to a European super state. Tom is passionately opposed to Boris Johnson’s ‘deal’ with the EU, which he believes will result in Brexit in name only.
Tom is standing in Dagenham and Rainham, East London, which voted 70.3% to leave the European Union in June 2016.