Justin, a journalist who grew up in Chiseldon and Swindon, attended Chiseldon infant and primary school, Churchfields Comprehensive, New College, Bath University and the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.
He will contest the constituency in the next general election, standing against incumbent Robert Buckland MP.
Justin said: “Brexit is no longer simply about leaving the European Union. The movement has morphed into something much bigger: many of those it now represents have acquired a political education for the first time. The referendum, the formation of the Brexit Party and its rapid rise have given these people hope. It has inspired those, like me, who have never considered standing for public office, to come forward and help harness this people-powered tidal wave of change. The people of Swindon South, by voting to leave the EU, in reality signalled a desire to dismantle a political system that is no longer fit for purpose. South Swindon, where I grew up, has traditionally been a bellwether for the national mood. Democracy has been betrayed, and the two major parties have neglected local issues. I look forward to the campaign.”
Richard Tice, Brexit Party Chairman said: “The Brexit Party stands ready to fight a general election with a full slate of candidates in all the UK’s 650 constituencies. We will take on the major parties, which have failed the British people time and time again. The vast majority of our candidates are entering politics for the first time and they come from all walks of life, backgrounds, races and religions. Their greatest strength is that they are not professional politicians, but are competent individuals, connected to their local areas and issues they seek to represent. They have achieved great things in their professional or personal life, from entrepreneurs, small business owners and economists – to teachers, academics, forklift driver and bankers. But we all share a commitment to deliver Brexit, defend democracy and change politics for good.”