Thomas Broom

Buckinghamshire Council

Thomas Broom

Chairman of Hedgerley Parish Council

Education: Primary: Gayhurst School, Gerrards Cross, Secondary: Dr Challoner’s Grammar School, Amersham

Higher: BA Hons in Politics and International Relations, University of Kent, Canterbury

Hedgerley Parish Council

I joined Hedgerley Parish Council in 2016, having established myself professionally and wanting to do something to give back to my local community. In 2017 I was elected Chairman of HPC, a role I have been re-elected to each year since then. When I took up the chairmanship, Hedgerley was facing a number of issues, particularly the consequences of a recent incursion by a traveller camp and the impending decision of Bucks County Council on the Slade Farm gravel extraction site within the parish.

In the subsequent years Hedgerley has established effective but unobtrusive defences against traveller incursion and has suffered no further incident. While the Slade Farm site has been approved and is progressing, I have worked with councillors, local residents, property agents and the company running the site to bring together the Slade Farm Liaison Committee to bridge the gap between the site and the community, ensuring that there is as little impact as possible for the residents of Hedgerley.

I have also worked to see key infrastructure in the village supported, with a new defibrillator unit currently being installed at the village shop, accessible for all residents. This has been provided by a multi partner funding scheme involving HPC and other community groups. Putting public safety first, supported by sensible financial management.

I also sit on the executive committee of Hedgerley Memorial Hall and the editorial board of Hedgerley Village Magazine.

Professional Life

After leaving university I worked as a data analyst for a fixed term before starting an internship at a local charity, School Aid. The mission of School Aid was simple, to take resources no longer required in the UK and get them to schools in Africa that had no resources. Within 2 years I had worked my way from an intern to managing the entire UK operation. I am currently UK and Africa Ops Manager, overseeing School Aid operations in the UK, South Africa, Lesotho, Malawi and Tanzania, managing a large volunteer base as well as staff.

Since I arrived at School Aid I have pursued a course of digitisation, transparency and efficiency. After my first 2 years running the UK operation we had increased output by almost 60% without taking on any more staff or increasing UK costs overall. I passionately believe that organisations should be as open and transparent as possible so I have also worked to increase reporting collation and publication of data at School Aid, providing the credibility, through key metrics, for our funders to increase their support for us, seeing a more than doubling of funds available for projects in Africa.

During this time, we have worked closely with other NGO partners across the world, including Dolen Cymru a welsh charity that sends teachers into schools with our books as well as Sentebale, Prince Harry’s charity helping us reach remote communities in Lesotho. This year I have been reaching out to businesses and institutions in the UK, developing a partnership with World of Books and taking School Aid’s project pencil campaign to both Houses of Parliament and MI5.

Last year we were delighted to be announced as recipients of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award given to recognise the outstanding contributions made to local communities by volunteer organisations.


I have lived in the area my entire life, I was born at Wexham Park hospital. I went to school locally and I work and live locally now. I genuinely think this is the best place to live in the UK and I will fight to keep it that way.

I have been a Conservative since I was 16 years old, my parents brought me up to be independent and think critically. By that time, I had seen, heard and read enough to realise that only the Conservative party is capable of both preserving the achievements of this country while taking us safely into the future.

I have unique experience working with constituents, business partners, NGO’s, community groups, volunteer groups and local government that will enable me to represent you with energy, passion and a deep sense of responsibility and civic duty


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