Edward Young gained a first-class degree in history from Clare College, Cambridge and studied as a Mellon Scholar at Yale University. He has worked as a speechwriter for David Cameron and as Chief of Staff to the Conservative Party Chairman.
At the 2017 General Election, Ed stood as the Conservative Candidate for York Central, his family’s home town and where he had served as a chorister in York Minister during the 1990s. Ed is currently the Corporate Communications Director at Tesco PLC.
Ed’s biography of DISRAELI written with Douglas Hurd was published by Orion in June 2013 and was long-listed for the Samuel Johnson prize. He is currently working on a life of Lord Randolph Churchill and a short book on speeches and speechwriting.