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Ben Aston Biography, Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Bournemouth West

Ben Aston, a British politician, is the prospective parliamentary candidate for Bournemouth West in the upcoming 2024 UK General Election. Born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, Aston relocated to Newbury, Berkshire at a young age. He currently holds the position of Chief Technology Officer at AdTech, an online advertising company. Aston's political journey began as the Dorset Regional Coordinator for Leavers of Britain, a pro-Brexit campaign group. In 2019, he contested the General Election as an Independent candidate advocating for a Clean Brexit.

Early Life and Career

Ben Aston was born on March 23, 1981, in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, and moved to Berkshire in 1986. He received his education at Abingdon School in Oxfordshire and later studied Computer Science at the University of Southampton. During his university years, Aston was not involved in political activities. He pursued various roles within the technology sector and currently holds the position of Chief Technology Officer at AdTech. Additionally, he manages a brand specializing in bicycle accessories.

Political Career

Aston's political engagement intensified through grassroots Brexit campaigning. In 2019, he ran as an Independent candidate in Bournemouth East. Recently, in June 2024, Aston was selected as the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Reform UK in Bournemouth West, following the replacement of the previous candidate due to social media comments.

Political Views

Aston's perspectives on foreign affairs emphasize a critical reassessment of UK foreign policy, labeling it as "a hawkish and immoral litany of failure," particularly highlighting past engagements in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Ukraine.

In terms of the role of the state, Aston advocates for a minimalistic approach, viewing the state as "an inefficient, coercive, necessary evil" and supports governance focused on averting negative collective outcomes.

A strong Eurosceptic, Aston played a significant role in the Brexit movement, characterizing the European Union as akin to the Liberal Democrats but without the ability to be voted out.

Regarding migration policy, Aston calls for substantial reductions in net migration numbers, stricter entry criteria, and constraints on chain migration. He argues that current immigration levels are unsustainable and widely unpopular among Britons.

Personal Life

Outside of politics, Ben Aston is an avid competitive cyclist.

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