A RENOWNED barrister will stand as the Reform Party candidate for Salisbury at the next election. 

Julian Malins KC, 73, had previously put his name in the hat for the Salisbury seat in the 2019 election, representing the Brexit Party,  but was withdrawn at the last minute as part of a deal his party made with the Conservatives. 

He joins:

An election is expected to take place around October or November, but could be as late as January. 

The son of an army chaplain, Mr Malins lived in Godley Road and Manor Road in Salisbury when he was young – as well as 22 other houses across the world, including Ghana and Singapore.

But during his time locally, he studied at Harnham Primary School and Codford St Mary, and has lived in Tidworth, and later Bulford.

According to the Reform Party website, Mr Malins was born in in 1950 in West Germany. 

He was called to the Bar in 1972 and became a Queen’s Counsel in 1991. 

He is (now) an international Kings’s Counsel. He served for 20 years as a part time Crown Court Recorder in central London and for 20 years, as an elected member of The Bar Council and for 36 years as an elected member of The Court of Common Council (the City of London local authority). He is Head of his own Chambers. 

He has three daughters, including the well-known historical novelist and Cromwellian historian, Miranda Malins and seven grandchildren.

He told the Journal he believes the Reform Party could be the home for people who had previously voted Conservative, but no longer felt they could.