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Who is Shaun Bailey?

Shaun Bailey (born May 1971) is a British politician and former journalist. A member of the Conservative Party, Bailey has been a member of the London Assembly since 2016.

Shaun Bailey quits London assembly role after lockdown party reports

Shaun Bailey quits London assembly role after lockdown party reports
Shaun Bailey quits London assembly role after lockdown party reports

Shaun Bailey has stepped down from an official role in the London assembly after a photograph emerged of him joining a throng of people for a “raucous” party amid the Covid lockdown in December last year.

The Conservative candidate for London mayor earlier this year stood aside as chair of the police and crime committee, a statement from the assembly’s Conservative group said.

It said that Bailey “does not want an unauthorized social gathering involving some former members of the London mayoral campaign team last December to distract from the committee’s important work holding the mayor of London to account”.

However, it later emerged that Bailey had stepped down after the Mirror approached him about a photograph it had obtained from the night, showing him amid a tightly packed group of people at the party, posing for the picture.

The photo showed several people, among them the property developer and Tory donor Nick Candy, raising glasses of wine, with a substantial buffet laid out on a table next to them. One attendee was wearing a party hat, with another in a Christmas jumper.

Shaun Bailey Biography, Wiki

Born in North Kensington, Shaun took to politics after witnessing the route to crime taken by many of his peers.

Shaun became a youth worker for the Blenheim Project in Ladbroke Grove and later co-founded My Generation, a charity addressing the social problems that affect struggling young people and their families, such as anti-social behaviour, drug abuse, crime, pregnancy, educational underachievement, and unemployment.

Shaun was drafted in as chair of the trustees at the Pepper Pot Day Centre (2007–2009), an organization in West London that provided for African and Caribbean elders and adults with special needs.

Over the last 20 years, Shaun Bailey has worked across a number of different organizations to help improve people’s lives. Following his community and charity work, Shaun ventured into the political arena to continue making a positive difference.

He was appointed to be a special adviser to then-Prime Minister David Cameron before standing for Parliament in London twice.

Shaun has served as a London-wide Assembly Member since 2016. Shaun led the 2021 Conservative campaign in London as the party’s candidate for Mayor of London.

 

Shaun Bailey Biography Wikipedia
Shaun Bailey
BornMay 1971 (age 50)
North Kensington, London, England
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Ellie
Children2
EducationLondon South Bank University

Shaun Bailey Career

Bailey graduated at the age of 27 with a 2:2 in computer aided engineering from London South Bank University. Previously, he worked as a security guard at Wembley Stadium and the London Trocadero to fund his university tuition. 

He was unemployed for two years. Bailey said: “I did bad, bad jobs. I basically worked sweeping factories, delivering beer and security work”. At least 12 members of his peer group spent time in prison.

In May 2006, Bailey co-founded MyGeneration, a charity addressing the social problems that affect struggling young people and their families. It was established shortly before Bailey was selected by the Conservative Party to stand in the recreated Hammersmith constituency. 

In 2010, The Times reported that Bailey was at the centre of allegations that his North Kensington-based charity showed £16,000 worth of spending “without any supporting records”. Between 2008 and 2009, almost half of the charity’s expenditure was on publicity and administration, not “direct charitable expenditure”.

Of the £116,000 “charitable expenditure”, more than half was spent on travel and subsistence. The charity was closed in 2012 due to financial problems. The charity’s services were taken over by other charities including Kids Company.

On 29 March 2007, Bailey was selected at an open primary to be the Conservative candidate for the newly recreated parliamentary seat of Hammersmith in West London. His campaign focused on issues surrounding families and social responsibility. 

He failed to win the seat at the 2010 general election, achieving a swing of 0.5% from Labour which was two points below the average swing across London, and lost by 3,549 votes.

In the run-up to the 2015 general election, Bailey was unsuccessful in attempts to be chosen as the Conservative Party candidate for Kensington, Croydon South, and Uxbridge South and Ruislip. 

At the 2017 general election, Bailey contested Lewisham West and Penge, where he finished in second place with 12,249 votes. His share of the vote declined by 1.1 percentage points compared with 2015, against an average decrease of 1.7 percentage points for the Conservatives across London.

Shaun Bailey Personal Life

Bailey grew up in social housing with his Jamaican mother, grandfather, grandmother, two aunts, and two uncles. His extended family lived on the same estate in Ladbroke Grove.

Following selection as Conservative’s PPC for Hammersmith in 2007, Bailey and his immediate family moved out of social housing and Bailey at the time said “the mice and damp got a bit much”. He lives in a house owned jointly with a housing association.

Bailey attends an Anglican church. He and his wife Ellie have two children together.

Bailey has also made a regular appearance on GB News, particularly for the 9 pm programme Dan Wootton Tonight hosted by Dan Wootton.

Shaun Bailey FAQ’s

Who is Shaun Bailey?

Shaun Bailey (born May 1971) is a British politician and former journalist. A member of the Conservative Party, Bailey has been a member of the London Assembly since 2016.

How old is Shaun Bailey?

Shaun Bailey is 50 years old.

Who is Shaun Bailey’s wife?

Ellie Bailey.

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