Myles Stacey

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.


See Also

CPF 'Tomorrow's Champions' Panel

The CPF has always played a key part in those historic periods of renewal when our Party has bounced back from election shocks and reset the debate and policy agenda for its generation.

Bringing together some of the best and the brightest young talent in the Party with strong visibility and credibility in key policy areas, our 'Tomorrow's Champions' Panel coordinates two-way policy conversations with particular groups around their specific areas of expertise and interest.

We believe the CPF should reach out to offer a deeper conversation with key voter cohorts who aren’t yet members - or even active supporters. The data suggests that policy is the area of the party that is of most interest to the groups we need to reconnect with: the young, those wanting our help with major life-shaping challenges, and other key cohorts of voters.

That’s why the CPF Champions will:
• Support the Party's policy development and outreach work
• Build a network of voters on the frontline of their communities
• Liaise with the Chairman of the CPF, George Freeman MP, on policy development with Ministers
• Work with the CPF to support development of CPF policy consultations
• Help with Outreach in support of their relevant outreach work

For further details, read our Champions' biography pages, below. If you know anyone who you would nominate as a Champion for a particular area of policy, please let us know.

John Moss

CPF Champion for social housing providers