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14th April 2021

Less than 12 months after graduating from St Brendan’s, Joseph Fox, has been co-opted as a Parish Councillor for Whitchurch Village Council. 

Joseph was one of three candidates who all had to speak for three minutes at this month’s Village Council meeting. He was chosen for the job and at just 20 years old, is now one of the country’s youngest Parish Councillors.

Joseph studied A-levels in Politics, History and Economics at St Brendan’s between September 2018 and July 2020. During his time at the College, he was a member of the Debating Society; and was key in organising a Hustings on campus with the Bristol East candidates in the 2019 General Election. He also made an appearance on BBC Sunday Politics West as part of a panel of young people, and he did internships with Janet Finch-Saunders, the Conservative Member for Aberconwy in the Welsh Parliament, and Kerry McCarthy Labour MP for Bristol East.

He is now studying for a BA (Hons) degree in Politics and International Relations at the University of the West of England.

When we asked him about his time at St Brendan’s, Joseph said

I believe that my A-level in Politics gave me the perfect foundation for starting further education around the subject, and to one day make a career out of it. Speaking of that career, I am very flexible. Whether I continue in electoral politics, work for a Politician, become a consultant, a journalist or even a Civil Servant, so long as I am indulged in the subject I love.

We look forward to keeping tabs Joseph’s political career.