Jack Hickey is Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Leicester West in the 2017 General Election, and the Chairman of the City of Leicester Conservatives.
in 2015 Jack also ran for councillor in the ward of Thurncourt, narrowly missing out on being elected to the city council by 90 votes in a 10,000 member ward.
Jack is also a Primary School teacher in Leicestershire. .Selected as one of DMU's inspirational students 2015 for his work during his 3 years as an undergraduate in education studies. He has raised with the Secretary of State for education the need to redress the balance of male teachers and role models in primary education. Jack is passionate about education and children's services, and he has often raised issues with the way in which Leicester City Council manages both.
Jack attends the House of Commons or Lords once a month as part of his role sitting on the National Conservative Education Society where he acts as the Primary Education lead. This committee works closely with the Schools Minister Nick Gibb MP and Education Secretary Justine Greening MP to advise them on policy reform.
He also works closely with the Conservative administration of Leicestershire County Council and attends their Children's and Families Overview and Scrutiny Committee.
Jack is very active in his local community having acquired a grant from the Football Foundation for local football team Thurnby Rangers to the value of £3000. This has led to the creation of an Under 11's Junior football team and an Over 35 Veterans team.
Jack has also raised a further £1000 from private investors for the local community team to allow them to expand to include more junior teams for the 2016/17 season. He believes private business can play a more active role in communities and the local council should take more initiative in the way it raises money. He is against the cuts to vital children’s and the elderly services at the expense of vanity projects like bicycle lanes which will cost the Leicester tax payer two million pounds.
Jack believes that the people of Leicester want change from the one party state and their poor management of finances. Hard working, honest people want to see businesses and individuals thrive without the burden of higher taxes and the penalisation of success.