Dr Neil Shastri-Hurst - Deputy Chairman, Membership, Finance, & Treasurer

Dr Neil Shastri-Hurst was born and brought up in Birmingham, attending King Edward’s School in the heart of the Edgbaston constituency. His family continue to live within the local area.

He trained in medicine at the University of Nottingham, during which time he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps. His time in the British Army saw him serve both in the UK and overseas.  He continues to take a keen interest in all defence and security matters. He is also a passionate advocate for veterans’ care, in particular the impact of military service experience on mental health. He continues to maintain a link with the Service community by providing medical cover for veterans’ battlefield tours.

After leaving Regular Service, he returned to Birmingham and has continued his medical career within the NHS. This has provided him with a deep understanding of healthcare delivery and the demands of the local area.

Neil regularly contributes to Conservative Home on matters involving defence and healthcare.


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See Also

Ian Colpman - Chairman

Ian is a devoted member of the constituency association. Over a number of years he has been actively involved in a multitude of campaigns to improve our community. He also takes a great interest in spreading the Conservative message across the city of Birmingham.  Follow @IanColpman

James Boran - Deputy Chairman, Political & Campaigns

James has been on the association's Executive for a number of years, serving a Secretary prior to his current position. He also has extensive campaign experience, having been the election agent for our Parliamentary candidate in the 2015 General Election.

Oli Dixon - Secretary & Social Media Officer

Oli has lived in Harborne all his life. He was educated at King Edward’s School Birmingham, and at the University of Sheffield, where he wrote his dissertation on Parliamentary Procedure. He is currently training to be a lawyer. His political heroes are John Biffen and Margaret Thatcher. Oli feels passionately about localism, decentralisation and abating central government.