About Joy Morrissey

I began as a grassroots activist in West London. Since then I have:

2014

Been elected as a Conservative Councillor in the London Borough of Ealing; and re-elected in 2018. Currently the shadow portfolio holder for Housing, Health and Adult Social Care.

2016

Worked at Iain Duncan Smith’s think tank, the Centre for Social Justice as their Director of Impact.

2017

Been the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Ealing Central & Acton. Established a campaign team of over 100 activists. I was the number one Momentum target seat in the country and learned valuable lessons which made me ready for this fight.

2018

Taken over as the NW London regional Candidate Coordinator for the local elections, I helped keep three of our target councils Conservative despite a Momentum onslaught.


I joined the Conservative Party because I believe that free-markets have the answers to most problems and that individuals know better than the state. It's these core beliefs that would underpin my Mayoralty, if I were to be elected.

I share the journey of frustration that many Londoners experience when it comes to trying to get on the housing ladder. Addressing this struggle, that so many face, must be one of our top priorities.

I am passionate about fixing the problems of social injustice. To make our city a happier, safer and better place. Not just for my generation, but also for our children.

I have a Masters degree in European Social Policy from LSE, and a Diploma in Mandarin Chinese from Qingdao University.

I see this election as a real opportunity to re-energise and reinvigorate our Party in London. I want to place social action at the heart of our campaign. Knocking on doors and talking to voters is always crucial but it isn’t enough. I don’t believe simply going out and pitching to our ‘core’ base of supporters is going to win us the election in London anymore.

We need to win over the hearts and minds of people who’ve drifted over to Labour and the Liberal Democrats, not because they don’t believe in our policies, but because they think we don’t care about people who are struggling to get by.