Aron Francis Taylor was born in Kendal on the 8th January 1997, the first son to John, a self-employed plumber and Amanda, a teaching assistant working predominantly with special needs children. He is also the older brother of Brandon, a delivery co-ordinator in retail alongside studying for his A-levels.

 Education

In 2008, Aron joined Kirkbie Kendal School, an academy school with Business and Enterprise Specialist status.

In 2013, Aron went on to study at the school’s sixth form college until 2015, attaining A-levels in Media Studies and also Sport.

Aron decided not to go to university as he believed it would be an immense waste of time studying for a degree that he probably would never use and instead persued a job in financial services.

 Career

In May 2014, Aron started working at Sporting Pro, a retail sports shop alongside studying for his AS levels. He was employed there until May 2015 when the company started a liquidation process.

From May 2015, Aron went to work for Sporting Pro’s parent company, Matalan, a fashion and homeware retailer. He worked here alongside studying for his A-levels until October 2015.

After leaving Matalan in October 2015, Aron went to work for his Dad’s plumbing and heating business whilst he pursued a career in a financial services job. He worked there up until December 2015.

In December 2015, Aron started working for Travelex Group, a foreign exchange provider. He worked there until the end of October 2016 after restructuring led to limited paths to work his way up the company which also coincided with personal issues.

From October 2016, Aron again went to work for his Dad’s plumbing and heating business whilst this time he pursued a more specific career within the banking industry. He also used this time working for his Dad as a time to resolve the personal issues that had arisen in his life. He worked there until April 2017.

In March 2017, Aron started work at Virgin Money, a retail bank. This is where he continues to currently work.

(All views expressed by Aron are personal views and do not reflect those of Virgin Money and others who represent it).  

 Politics

At the start of 2014, Aron joined the UK Independence Party after a lot of research into the UK’s rotten and outdated relationship with the European Union. He saw UKIP at the time as a strong movement to campaign for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

In the run-up to the district council elections of May 2015, Aron was offered to fight the district council seat of Sedbergh and Kirkby Lonsdale, representing UKIP. However, he declined the offer because he wasn’t from the council ward and he believed his place in UKIP was solely to fight for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

After the 2015 UK General Election and the Conservative Party calling a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU, Aron started campaigning for a ‘Leave’ vote.

In December 2015, he made a promise to himself that if the UK voted to leave the EU, he would leave the UK Independence Party and join the Conservative Party. He believed UKIP wouldn’t have any purpose in the case of a Leave vote as they hadn’t focused on enough policy areas.

He campaigned for Vote Leave until 23rd June 2016 and the ‘Leave’ vote (which Aron supported) won the 2016 EU membership referendum campaign with 51.9% of the votes to the ‘Remain’ side’s 48.9% of the votes.

On the 24th June 2016, Aron ended his membership of the UK Independence Party and joined the Conservative Party.

A few days after David Cameron’s resignation as Prime Minister and the leader of the Conservative Party, Aron teamed up with district councillor for Windermere, Applethwaite and Troutbeck and Leader of the Conservatives on South Lakeland District Council, Ben Berry to set up the largest grassroots Conservative Party 2016 leadership campaign in favour of now Secretary of State for Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs, Andrea Leadsom. However, Andrea Leadsom withdrew from the leadership campaign and therefore the campaign obviously ended and Theresa May became Prime Minster, whom Aron fully supports.

A few weeks after Theresa May became Prime Minister, Aron again teamed up with Ben Berry to launch the pro-Brexit campaign Vote Remain Watch in order to hold post-Brexit Remainer claims to account, mirroring the campaign, Vote Leave Watch set up by Labour MP for Streatham, Chuka Umunna. The campaign has gained a strong following on social media.