Hemel Hempstead’s Labour Party has selected a former teacher and businessman as its parliamentary candidate for next year’s general election.
Tony Breslin began his working life as a teacher at Langleybury School in Sarratt, and was selected by Labour members at a well-attended meeting in Warners End Community Centre.
Tony now runs a public engagement consultancy, which works across the public, private and voluntary sectors, and chairs the exam board Industry Qualifications.
He had previously spent nine years as chief executive at the Citizenship Foundation, a leading charity that promotes citizenship education for young people.
Tony is also trustee of Adoption UK and a school governor, as well as a member of the Alzheimer’s Society. He has campaigned on voter engagement on care for the elderly and dementia.
Married father of two Tony, who lives in nearby Bushey, said: “I am thrilled and honoured to be selected as Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Hemel Hempstead.
“Labour held this seat between 1997 and 2005 when we lost it by less than 500 votes.
“We intend to win it back, but, to do so, our starting point has to be an acknowledgement that many people aren’t just unhappy with this government, they are also fed up with politics itself – that is bad for our society and bad for Hemel.”