CPF Champion for the BAME community
Myles is a strong believer that education can transform lives. At aged 15, Myles was regularly failing at school and getting into trouble. However, it was his grandfather, an Army veteran, who helped him realise the importance of discipline in life and he started to work harder at school.
His new focus on academic work enabled Myles to achieve excellent results and at the age of 17, he won a place at Cambridge, becoming the first in his family to go to university. He helped pay for his tuition fees by working in a hospital and a supermarket. Myles then went on to Oxford, studying for two Masters’ degrees at the same time.
For Myles, like many young people in the financial crisis of the late 2000s, there was no job to stroll into after university - a time which helped build his resilience. He found work with the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Government Relations team, liaising with both Labour and Conservative councils and politicians. He went on to work as a Policy Advisor at the United Nations in New York, specialising in humanitarian affairs.
For the last two years he has managed a number of Outreach functions for the Party, such as social action - running the Sierra Leone Umubano projects and joining the first Parliamentary delegation to visit the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. Myles also helps to build relations with community groups and to develop the Party’s communities strategy. In 2017 he stood as a candidate in Tottenham.
Myles is a school governor and spends time with pupils to help raise their aspirations. He is also a mentor with the Madrinha Trust. As a published researcher on safer communities with Reform and as someone who lost a family member to gun crime, Myles has long been passionate about solving issues which disproportionately affect BAME communities.