The 2017 General Election saw 92 MPs elected to the Commons for the very first time. In a series of exclusive interviews, HuffPost UK is speaking to new MPs from the Conservatives, Labour, SNP and Lib Dems. This week, it’s Ben Bradley…
On a night of disappointment for the Conservatives, Ben Bradley’s win in Mansfield was a rare positive.
The 27-year-old took the seat from Labour in what was the Tories first every victory in the Nottinghamshire constituency.
The former landscape gardener had dreams of being professional hockey player until he realised he…erm…wasn’t good enough.
Despite being an MP, he is a fan of anti-establishment music and hasn’t really got any political heroes, but has thrown himself into life in the Commons by bringing together fellow young Tories to form a scrutiny group.
Here’s Ben Bradley’s 17 from ’17 interview.