Who is Tristan?

Tristan with Managing Director, Ian Broxup, at the Aylesford Newsprint Recycling Factory

Tristan has been the Parliamentary candidate for Labour for Chatham & Aylesford since July 2012. Raised in Medway he attended St William of Perth Primary School and was a Cathedral Choral Scholar at Kings School Rochester, where he sang in the Rochester Cathedral Choir from 1992-1996. 

Tristan graduated with a bachelors degree in Natural Sciences (Geography & Biology) and a masters degree in business management from Durham University Business School in 2006. Whilst at University he was involved in University sports and became a sabbatical officer in the student union covering finance and services. Tristan currently works in the private sector and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Tristan is a former special constable with the Metropolitan Police in London where he worked on community events, standing up against anti-social behaviour and attending outreach programmes with young people

He is a big believer in getting young people into sport and as Ward Councillor has worked with a number of Boxing and Karate clubs in Luton, Chatham.

Tristan lives in Medway and commutes to London daily where he works for a small business in the legal and compliance sector providing advice on regulatory changes, and providing key market analysis in the energy, financial services and media sectors.

Tristan does not come from a political background and is a big believer in people coming into politics from outside of the customary public affairs and Parliamentary researcher route which does not give a true reflection of managing a business or working outside of the Westminster bubble.

In 2007, Tristan was selected by Labour to contest the Strood North seat and lost before being selected to stand in Luton & Wayfield in 2011. He was elected the youngest Councillor on Medway Council at the age of 28 in 2011.

Tristan addressing Labour Party Conference 2012 on the London Tory Plans for the Estuary Airport 


Tristan is a member of USDAW, Progress, Co-Operative Party, National Trust, Greenpeace and the Christian Socialist Movement. He holds no office in any of these organisations

Transparency on Allowances / Expenses

As a Medway Councillor Tristan does not claim expenses but is entitled to an allowance.

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