Ashlea Simon is the current co-leader of the Britain First party.
Ashlea was born in 1988 in Salford, Manchester.
Ashlea first got involved in politics in 2018 due to Brexit not being delivered as promised.
In response, Ashlea formed the Manchester wing of the UK Yellow Vests movement.
She organised and led dozens of pro-Brexit demonstrations in Manchester.
It was while leading one of these demonstrations that Ashlea encountered a Britain First day of action in St Ann's Square.
A few hours later, she was a guest at a Britain First meeting in Harpurhey, north Manchester.
A few months later, she joined Britain First and quickly rose through the ranks.
In late September 2021, the Electoral Commission finally registered Britain First as a political party after a four year legal struggle.
Ashlea was appointed Chairman of Britain First at this time.
In May 2022, Ashlea stood as a Britain First candidate in the local elections and received the highest nationalist vote from across the country.
In Walkden North ward in Salford, Manchester, she came second, defeating the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens.
The following year she also received the highest nationalist vote across the country by again coming second in a Labour stronghold, beating the Tories, Lib-Dems, Greens and Reform UK.
She has consistently received the highest votes of all Britain First candidates.
This was a superb result for a first time effort.
A few months later, Ashlea stepped forward to be the Britain First candidate in the Wakefield parliamentary by-election.
After an intense campaign, Ashlea polled close to numerous mainstream parties.
This was, again, a superb result for a first time effort at parliamentary level.
The following year Ashlea stood as the Britain First candidate in the Tamworth parliamentary by-election and polled higher than the Liberal Democrats, the Green Party and UKIP.
In February of 2024, Ashlea was voted in as co-leader of Britain First by the party's spring Conference.