Politics graduate to represent Labour in Clacton

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Goldsmiths alumnus Jovan Owusu-Nepaul has been selected as the Labour Party’s Parliamentary candidate for Clacton, in the upcoming general election on July 4.

The former Goldsmiths student will go head to head with Nigel Farage, representing Reform UK, for the Clacton seat in the upcoming general election.

Jovan Owusu-Nepaul  will also compete with Giles Watling (Conservatives), Natasha Osben (Green Party) and Matthew Bensilum (Liberal Democrats) for the seat.

Jovan graduated from Goldsmiths in 2022, with a 2:1 in BA Politics, Philosophy & Economics. He achieved a Distinction in his dissertation, which was a comparative analysis of the political economy of the Labour Party under Corbyn against the Labour Party under the leadership of Blair.

During his time studying at the College, Jovan served as Chair of the Lewisham Deptford Constituency Labour Party. He was the first British African/Indo Caribbean Chair in the CLP's history - an area with the 2nd highest proportion of African/African Caribbean people in the UK and was one of the youngest Labour Party Chairs in the UK.

He went on to study at The University of Cambridge achieving a Master of Studies (MSt) in History.

Jovan said: "It is the honour of my life to be Clacton's Parliamentary Candidate, and I would like to offer my heartfelt gratitude for the warm welcome Clacton CLP and the members of the community have already extended to me.

“I will continue to campaign on the issues that brought me into politics. Community, addressing inequality and the belief that a fairer world is possible."