Members of the Norwich Conservative Federation have selected David Thomas, former headteacher of Jane Austen College, to be our candidate for Norwich South at the next general election.
David served as headteacher of Jane Austen from 2018 until 2021. He was awarded an OBE for services to education aKer co-founding Oak Na4onal Academy, an online school to support pupils across the country during the pandemic. After leaving Jane Austen, David served as a government advisor in the Department for Education. He now runs a mathematics education charity.
David was selected on a platform of increasing social mobility and growing the Norwich economy.
David said: “It’s a privilege to be selected here in Norwich. I was committed to helping the families of Norwich as a headteacher, and I’m committed to doing that if elected as Norwich South’s next MP. I want Norwich to be a place where every child growing up has the opportunity to build the best possible lives for themselves, where no child is limited by their background. I believe that’s possible, and I look forward to working with people across the city to make it happen.”
Simon Jones, Chairman of Norwich Conservative Federation, said: “The Norwich Conservatives and I are excited to have David as our candidate for Norwich South. David is known for the work he did as headmaster of Jane Austen College and we are delighted that his work ethic and care for the community will once again be seen in Norwich.” Chloe Smith, MP for Norwich North, said: “David is a senior community figure and experienced campaigner who will work hard for Norwich. He would be an excellent MP for Norwich South. I look forward to working closely with him to serve the two city constituencies.”