Wednesday, 20 March 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Tory Activist Tara Hewitt and her Transition.

        Tara has gone from a Red, to a Blue

Tara Hewitt was involved in community work and campaigning whilst at university and went on to join the Labour Party and become a representative on the National Union of Students National LGBT and Disabled Students Committee’s. Tara was also national Labour Students’ LGBT Officer and Vice Chair of the Liverpool Wavertree Constituency Labour Party.

Tara was involved in organising the selection campaign for the now Labour MP Luciana Berger and was part of the Labour Party’s North West regional campaign team during the general election in 2010. I also became .

Following her disillusionment with the Labour Party during the move away from Blairism and after experiencing transphobia and abuse off some members she left the Labour Party.

Tara told tbg that specifically through personal engagement with Louise Mensch the social conservative agenda within the Conservative Party had changed and was changing all the time, she says the Tory Party was welcoming of people from all backgrounds that embraced the same direction of economic policy and values of aspiration, work and growth.

Tara has become very active since joining the Conservatives and has attended a variety of events such as Liberty League, Party receptions with government Ministers and MPs, by elections in Bradford, Corby and Eastleigh and the important Mayoral election Campaign in Liverpool.

Tara now works with her new association Wallasey based in the Wirral where she has been selected to be on the approved candidate list for local government elections in 2014 and has recently been elected Deputy Chairman Membership of Wirral Conservative future.

What was for breakfast?

"Coffee before I leave for work and when I get into the office or a meeting, never anytime for breakfast usually."

You had a bit of a spat with Liverpool CF recently, have you all made up yet?

"The chairman and I had a very public disagreement; however I am fully committed to working with Liverpool CF and their new executive after their up and coming AGM.

"As Deputy Chairman of Wirral Conservative Future I feel it is important CF branches have strong regional partnerships and we have already proposed ideas for some joint social events and campaign work with both Liverpool CF and Cheshire CFs going forward. Personal views and debates can always get heated but what is important is remembering we are all in the same broad church of a party and that only together will we help win a conservative majority in 2015."

What sort of a CF would you like to see?

"A successful and growing CF, that contributes to the wider diversity and political direction of the party. A CF that plays an active role in supporting associations in events, media and campaigning activity across the UK and helps develop the next generation of community leaders from within the Conservative Party."

What have been your biggest life challenges?

"Having being forced to leave sixth form and get employment to support myself following the breakdown of my family home. I was able to get an apprenticeship in a solicitors practice and whilst working full-time supporting my long term partner (of that time) in our rented home.

"I also arranged and self-taught myself four A levels over 8 months so that was able to apply and go on to study Law at university – I attended the University of Liverpool. This helped show me the importance of hard work and how no matter how unobtainable a goal may seem you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it and is one of my proudest achievements.

"I could have used examples of overcoming my disabilities or being Transgender transitioning at university etc. However I feel it’s what you do in life that matters not necessarily who you are."

Fav’ Fizzy pop beverage?

"Cherry Coke :)."

What does the future hold for Tara Hewitt in the Conservatives?

“Don’t ask what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country...“

"Don’t ask what the party can do for me but what I can give back to the party is probably my answer.

"I believe in a country built on aspiration, valuing diversity and empowering people to achieve whilst promoting community responsibility. I know it is a Conservative Party that supports these values and I look forward to helping the party achieve it whether it is in government or in my local community where I live.

"I would personally like to be involved in politics to help deliver those changes either as a local Councillor or an MP when I feel I have the experience and the skills to be able to best support the Party and give my community the representation they deserve within their council or parliament."

What other Community Work are you involved in?

"I have recently become Vice Chair of the Board of Governors at Mosslands School a local all-boys secondary school. I am really enjoying getting to grips with working with the school staff and parents to help with the schools transition towards becoming an academy, helping to develop the school’s curriculum and educational support teams to ensure every pupil is able to achieve their full potential. 

"The work is really rewarding and can’t recommend becoming a school governor enough to anyone interested in supporting their local community.

"I am also a Director and Trustee of a Large D/deaf Charity in Cheshire delivering residential care, support and information to D/deaf, Deaf blind and those with learning disabilities in the Cheshire area across two large local authorities. 

"Having a significant hearing loss myself it’s been great to give something back to an organisation that like many in the third sector plays an important role in the lives of many people, ensuring the most vulnerable people in our society get the support they need and are helped in getting their voices heard."


Anonymous said...

The day people begin to take Tara Hewitt seriously is the day I leave the Conservative Party. She has absolutely no standing whatsoever, and I'll be surprised if she gets selected for any seat.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous - well said. She was a student Trot/UAF member. Then a Blairite. Then when Labour didn't select her for a ward in Liverpool she joined the Tories. She's now left Liverpool after achieving 4% of the vote with her mate, Tony give us a seat Caldeira.

Anonymous said...

She changes her views to suit what people want. She is a sheep.

Anonymous said...

i bet like all prospective politicians she has skeletons in the closet that she would hate to surface.

Manchester Master said...

I know of some things that she would not like to be common knowledge. I don't now how she got to be a school governer or a prospective tory candidate

Anonymous said...

Tell us more Manchester Master

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that anyone takes Tara Hewitt seriously!
First Labour, then Conservative, look out Lib Dems you will be next for Tara on her Political Party tour.

Anonymous said...

Tara Hewitt is a gift wrapped present for Labour. Anyone with sense and care for the party should calm her down before she damages the Party further.
And yes it'a grave concern she is a school governor.
Loyal party voter

Anonymous said...

Perhaps you should have asked her to try to remove her utterly bizarre #kittentweets before the press get hold of them.
What she likes to practice in the confines of her bedroom, is her business.
However when she flaunts it on public social media bringing the good name of the party into disrepute is unforgivable. I'm lead to believe one of the reasons Labour would not back her in her quest to stand as a Labour candidate.
Tara Hewitt only cares for herself and her Ego. She is not promoting the conservative Party in a positive light. If she is short listed we will become laughable

Anonymous said...

Why do people feel the need to try to bring someone down?
Tara is doing something that she obviously feels deeply about.
She is an attractive young woman, maybe that in itself lies the problem. Or are people afraid that she will succeed where they have failed.
Its a very British thing to do to try to bring someone down when we area afraid they will succeed, or were are to scared to try to do it ourselves.
Leave Tara alone to get on with her life an she sees fit.

Tara Hewitt said...

Hi, thanks for taking time to make an anonymous attack at me, shows i must be doing something right that you feel need to. Interesting line in regards to labour thing as the facts of tha story if i was asked by the press would be worse for labour I can assure you. Would you like to dig up my mental health issues? Or anything else while your commenting. Im focusing on making a difference for communities if you want to focus on peoples history, and take personal swipes at people i can assure you ive had alot worse and im still here. People who hide in shadows and take pot shots at people trying to make a success doesnt sound very conservative to me.

Supporter of Tara Hewitt said...

I hope that all of you are proud of trying to pull someone down.
Keep up the work Tara and ignore all of the negative, jealous, sad people that are to afraid to put their names to their comments.

Supporter of Tara Hewitt said...

I wish that I was as open as Tara was about things.
I'm a bisexual male, who has to keep this secret. I am dominant but this too has to be a secret as people I work with would love to crucify me over both of these things.

Anonymous said...

Disgusting that people attack Tara.i hate conservative policies but its just wrong to personally attack all should be ashamed of yourselves

Anonymous said...

the interview is full of lies. Tara Hewitt only tells the truth as she sees it, not how things really happened.

Anonymous said...

Quote from Tara's Twitter
'gender bias in morning commute sucks men have it so easy often rolling out of bed & ready to set off for work in no time compared to women.'

You should know Tara!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

So Tara Hewitt has been elected as Wirral Conservative Future Chairman.
All that means is she has another ranting platform for her bigotted ideals.
Why do people listen to this person and her poisonous rhetoric.

Anonymous said...

"She is an attractive young woman"

Hardly. Who are you kidding?

Lesley Stafford said...

I'm not a Tory; I wouldn't vote for Tara in any local or general election. Why? Because she IS a Tory. Why, why, why is it such a problem that another Blairite Tory has become a Cameronian Tory. They have gone to roost where they are most comfortable, where they always belonged. Why should it be a matter of concern that she is a school governor? We all know that the biggest threat to children is from heterosexual men; not gay men, not lesbian women, not transsexual men and women! And why are all these nasty comment from Anonymous, and other non people? But I know why. I have always know men of this type, and why they act as they do. It's time to come out of dark places where you live and bask in the warmth of the sun!


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