Hannah Jarvis grew up in the north west of England. After taking A-levels in English, French and Politics, she went on to study English at university, where she joined the University Officer Training Corps, eventually leading to Hannah mobilising and serving in Iraq.
Whilst in Iraq in 2007, she compiled and delivered Intelligence for six months. She was also the female searcher for strike operations into Basra City, during some of the heaviest fighting the British Army has seen in this generation.
Having developed a taste for the camaraderie of army life and eager to continue to fight to protect and serve those who need it, she went onto to serve in a number of other locations, including Cyprus as a UN Peacekeeper.
Hannah then enjoyed a few years of city life in Cardiff working for a large insurance firm, before moving to the more rural location of Abergavenny, where she joined the Civil Service. Firstly at the Ministry of Justice in Newport, where she gained invaluable knowledge of the courts and tribunals system, as well as the prison service. Then later, for the Ministry of Defence, working in finance, developing skills which will be invaluable when it comes to budgets and precepts.
In 2019, Hannah became Deputy Chairman of Monmouth Conservative Association, where before lockdown, she hosted a number of successful functions. Hannah stood in the General Election as the candidate for Rhondda, where she increased the vote share by 6% and knocked Plaid Cymru into third place for the first time since the 80’s. She also played a key role in the campaign in Monmouth, which saw David TC Davies re-elected.
As a Caseworker, Hannah is acutely aware of the policing and crime related issues facing the people of Gwent and is keen to apply her fighting background to tackling these issues. She does not believe the precept should have been raised to the current level, when it appears all the incumbent has done is close police stations.
Hannah, who is also a School Governor and Community Councillor, set out her plan for Gwent when she addressed Welsh Conservative Party Conference earlier this year - where she also discussed her ideas with the Prime Minister and Home Secretary.
Hannah is looking forward to resuming campaigning, as soon as it is safe to do so. In her spare time, Hannah is usually found up a mountain, or in the water. She is also a very proud mum of two children.