Tom joined the party in 2011, after developing an interest in politics during his sixth-form. Influenced by the ideas of his local MP Steve Baker and MEP Daniel Hannan, Tom describes himself as a devout Libertarian-Conservative. A former Youth Parliamentarian, Tom also co-chairs Wycombe Conservative Future, and is hoping to become a Wycombe District Councillor in 2015. He has previously written articles for the ConservativeCompanion and Conservatives for Liberty blogs.
In his spare moments, Tom enjoys creative writing and fiction-reading, and casually clambering over Welsh mountains at weekends. After university, he hopes to become a teacher and author, and train to become an officer in the Army Reserve.