Simon Nayyar is a Conservative campaigner who has been actively involved in the Conservative Party for more than 30 years.
Simon has been a Conservative Parliamentary Candidate at two general elections (Hackney South & Shoreditch in 2010, and Feltham and Heston in 2015) in Opposition majority seats in Greater London. In each seat, he made tremendous progress in introducing the Party to a wide range of local residents and communities who had never met a Conservative Candidate before – less still voted for one. As a consequence, he improved the Party’s performance in these constituencies and handed the seats on to his successors in a much better state than he found them.
Simon believes passionately in the role of education to enhance the life chances and opportunities of young people so that they have the best possible opportunity to forge successful and rewarding careers for themselves.
A fiscal conservative, he believes that, whilst investing in the nation’s infrastructure is vital to ensure the UK’s sustainable competitiveness in international markets, paying down debt is vital in order that we can invest properly in public services, particularly in our NHS, schools and policing. He also believes in getting Brexit done, in order to ensure the wishes of the British people are respected and implemented.
Simon is the director of strategy of Conservative Friends of India and has been involved since its inception. As a second-generation British Indian, Simon is deeply committed to encouraging young British Indians to play an active part in public life by getting involved in the work of the Conservatives.
He is a board member of Conservative Friends of International Development. He believes strongly in the UK’s role to help alleviate poverty and equip peoples and communities with the confidence and support to build meaningful lives for themselves and their families and, in this way, avoid the creation of failed states that are susceptible to extremism.
Simon is the founder and managing director of Acuitas Communications, a specialist financial and corporate communications agency, which has offices in London and Brussels.
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