Conservatives choose former LGBT+ activist to fight Brighton Pavilion

Conservatives choose Emma Warman to fight the Brighton Pavilion seat.

Emma Warman

Emma Warman

Originally from West Wales, Emma’s father is an electrician and her mother worked for the NHS. She attended a comprehensive school in Wales before studying at the University in Reading and becoming a primary school governor. She later attended law school in London – working full-time and taking evening classes to qualify as a lawyer.

Emma says she is “delighted” to be selected to fight the Brighton Pavilion seat.

She says: “I’m passionate about the Prime Minister’s commitment to create a country that works for everyone, because coming from an ordinary background and a state school education I know how difficult it can be to get on in life. Theresa May speaks for all of us, no matter what our backgrounds.”

At the moment Emma works in the insurance industry. She is a former deputy chair of LGBT+ Conservatives, has previously been a councillor and stood as the Conservative prospective parliamentary candidate for Cardiff South and Penarth in the 2015 General Election.

Local Conservative Party Chairman for Brighton Pavilion, Councillor Lee Wares said: “We are extremely pleased that Emma has been selected and she will be an excellent MP for Brighton Pavilion.”

Emma says she is “looking forward to supporting Theresa May” in securing a strong and stable government delivering jobs and security for Brighton Pavilion.

Caroline Lucas is the sitting MP for Brighton Pavilion. She retained the seat in 2015 with an increased majority of 7,967 over the Labour candidate Purna Sen. The Conservative were third with 22.8% of the vote.

The Lib Dems prospective candidate for 2017 Paul Chandler has announced he is standing aside so as not to split the vote on the left.


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