Edward Young

Edward Young


Edward Young gained a first-class degree in history from Clare College, Cambridge and studied as a Mellon Scholar at Yale University. He has worked as a speechwriter for David Cameron and as Chief of Staff to the Conservative Party Chairman.

At the 2017 General Election, Ed stood as the Conservative Candidate for York Central, his family’s home town and where he had served as a chorister in York Minister during the 1990s. Ed is currently the Corporate Communications Director at Tesco PLC.

Ed’s biography of DISRAELI written with Douglas Hurd was published by Orion in June 2013 and was long-listed for the Samuel Johnson prize. He is currently working on a life of Lord Randolph Churchill and a short book on speeches and speechwriting.


Edward Young @edyoungtweets



Not sure he can quite believe what he’s just done? @benstokes38 #Ashes 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏏🔥

- The genius of @Aggerscricket
- The 🙏 of @MichaelVaughan
- The scorebook of @ZaltzCricket

Here’s the moment England won the World Cup from inside the TMS commentary box.


Primrose Day in Woodhall Spa @ConHistGrp #Disraeli #PrimroseDay

It seems only right that this Primrose Day we are visiting the Lincolnshire village of Coningsby #PrimroseDay #Disraeli

@OxfamBC Sounds like a great early Christmas present for @edyoungtweets!

@HeadlandComms Congratulations Headlanders! Thoroughly deserved 👏

Read Michael Sissons' obituary in The Times here:

'He was blessed with a terrific enthusiasm for life or, as one friend put it: “His glass was never half full, only totally full.”' https://twitter.com/TimesObits/status/1034395978235879424

Happy Primrose Day (marking the anniversary of the death of Benjamin Disraeli, and the foundation of the Primrose League in his memory)

Spending Primrose Day remembering the founder of the Primrose League @ConHistGrp

Strong food performance, particularly in Own Brand - up more than 4%. More than 1,300 Own Brand products relaunched last year at Tesco https://www.tescoplc.com/prelims2018

Tesco Preliminary Results 2017/18: Another strong year of progress – firmly on track to deliver medium-term ambitions https://www.tescoplc.com/prelims2018

One colleague, one idea, over 50 million pieces of free fruit given to kids in Tesco stores.

Watch to see how our colleague Maria started Tesco’s ‘Free Fruit for Kids’ initiative.

Delighted to share the news that Tesco has now given over 50 million pieces of free fruit to kids since 2016.

All thanks to a brainwave from Maria Simpson, our colleague in Brigg Superstore https://www.tescoplc.com/news/news-releases/2018/free-fruit-for-kids-50-million-little-helps-plan-health-tesco/

Not a bad view from the back garden #yorkshire

Incredibly proud that Tesco has won Best Grocer at 2018 Retail Week Awards. https://www.tescoplc.com/news/news-releases/2018/tesco-win-best-grocer-award-retail-week-awards/ …

It’s a tribute to the amazing work of all our colleagues.

We're also delighted to win best Customer Innovation for our partnership with Spoon Guru https://www.tescoplc.com/news/news-releases/2017/spoon-guru-tesco/ …

Winning their second award for the evening, @Tesco have won the The Audit Partnership (@profitrecovered) Best Grocer #RWAwards18

Keeping in touch with their customers has won @Tesco the Customer Innovation award! #RWAwards18

Tesco win “Best Family Friendly Supermarket” at the #TommysAwards2018.

We’re pleased that @Tommys_baby recognise that Tesco is making a positive difference to the lives of parents and babies across the UK.


The Sunday Times Best Place to Live in 2018 is... York! #STBestPlaces https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/york-best-places-to-live-8grhj85sn