Alex Burghart

PUBLISHED: 12:51 31 March 2015 | UPDATED: 11:19 08 April 2015

Alex Burghart, Conservative candidate for Islinton North

Alex Burghart, Conservative candidate for Islinton North


Conservative candidate for Islington North

Age: Sort of mid to late 30s

Address: Archway

Marital status: Married

Children: One daughter who’s almost two

Interests outside politics: Education, policies for looked after children, boxing, poetry.

Current job: Director of policy at the Centre for Social Justice.

Any directorships/ other financial interests: None.

What jobs/ interests will you continue with if elected: If elected, I’ll give up my job – but I’ll hopefully stay on as a governor of Queensmill School for children with austim. I really want to pursue policies in Parliament that help poorer children get ready for, and do well in, school.

What is your local connection to the area: I live in Archway and I used to live in Angel.

If I am elected, the first thing I will do is: Dance a jig (and try to resuscitate Jeremy Corbyn). After that’s done I want to campaign in Parliament for a raft of social policies to improve education, support local families and help more people get into work.


How would you/did you vote on the following issues:

Assisted suicide? In favour - but only for people with terminal conditions.

Gay marriage? In favour.

UK military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government? Against at the current time.

Smoking in cars? People should be allowed to smoke in cars if there are no children travelling with them.

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