Could our Pearl become one of the UK’s youngest MPs?

A 27-year-old district councillor will not be standing for re-election – but she will challenge to become one of the youngest MPs in the country.

Saturday, 18th April 2015, 8:00 am
Pearl Lewis

Pearl Lewis has represented the Luffield Abbey ward since 2010 but will not stand for Aylesbury Vale District Council re-election because she wants to spend more time with her husband James.

Ms Lewis, who got married in September and lives with James in Stony Stratford, is a prospective Tory MP for Hayes and Harlington.

She said she has no regrets about her time as a district councillor and is most proud of her work on rural broadband.

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“It’s been five years and I have loved it to bits,” she said. “But I’m hoping to spend more time with my husband.

Ms Lewis, who is a quality assurance manager at the University of Buckingham, spoke at my her meeting council meeting this week.

She said: “I would like to see more young people getting involved. I know how rewarding it is to be a district councillor - not just professionally but personally too. I hope my legacy is inspiring more people under 30 to get into politics.”