I was fortunate enough to be born and raised in the beautiful county of Devon and educated in Somerset. I subsequently attended the University of Birmingham, where I graduated with a First Class degree in Political Science.
I live in Tooting in South West London with my wife, Hannah, in a shared ownership flat we were lucky enough to buy a few years ago.
I currently work for South Western Railway, and have an unstinting belief in the power of transport to boost economic growth, drive social mobility and transform lives. Prior to moving into the rail industry I worked in policing, which equipped me with an understanding of how our streets can be made safer and more secure.
I also have extensive professional experience of politics, having worked for a former Devon Member of Parliament, and the Conservative group on the London Assembly.
I was deeply honoured to be selected to fight the December 2019 General Election as the Conservative candidate for Mitcham and Morden. I was proud to increase the Conservative share of the vote – against the trend in London, reduce Labour’s majority by 5,000 and secure the biggest swing to the Conservatives since 1983.
In April 2019 I was selected as a London Assembly candidate, being placed at number six on the Conservatives’ London-wide list. If I am fortunate enough to be elected in 2021, I will fight hard to help London build back better, make the city safe, get more homes built, secure transport investment and make London greener.
Outside of work and politics, I am passionate about tackling educational disadvantage and have thoroughly enjoyed being a primary school governor for three years. I am also a proud volunteer for Nacoa - the National Association for Children of Alcoholics.
Yours, Toby Williams