Four of the new candidates that South Norfolk Conservatives are fielding for the District Elections on Thursday 2nd May, are all under the age of 30. This bucks the national average age of Councillors in the UK which is 60 years old and also the perception that all Conservatives are older.
Fleur Curson, a student aged 22 is standing in Harleston. Daniel Elmer, age 25 is a Commercial Analyst and is standing in Cringleford and Josh Woolliscroft, aged 28, works as an account manager in a PR company and is standing in Old Costessey.
Josh Worley, 23 years old and standing in Stratton, has his own business selling fabrics from his stand on Norwich Market. When he was just 14 years old, he won an award for his work on the local radio station SNYA based in the market town of Long Stratton. Josh says: “It’s an unfortunate misconception that all young people are pro-Corbyn socialists. In fact, I know many people under the age of 30 who support the Conservatives but feel the need to keep their political opinions to themselves.”
The four new candidates also join Jack Hornby, 25 years old, an experienced councillor who is standing for re-election in North Wymondham.