The Apprentice winner Michelle Dewberry to stand for election as Hull West and Hessle MP

Could she go from “You’re hired!” to “You’re elected!”?


Michelle Dewberry ­– Sky pundit and winner of The Apprentice series two – will stand as a candidate for Parliament in the 8th June general election.


But rather than following in the footsteps of Tory Peer and Apprentice aide Karren Brady, Dewberry will run as an independent candidate in Hull West and Hessle, her home town.

On her campaign website, the Brexiteer said: “I am a business woman – I know we need to make business work better for the UK post Brexit. 

“I want to see more ordinary people in politics and more diverse voices. Not all of us fit into traditional parties anymore, politics should be much more ‘pick and mix’.”

Dewberry won the 2006 series of Lord Alan Sugar’s business competition, beating off no-nonsense Ruth Badger in the final and earning a £100,000 12-year contract with Sugar. However, Dewberry left the job 11 months in to set up her own consultancy, Michelle Dewberry Ltd.

She went on to write columns for Business Matters magazine and now co-presents Sky News’s weekly discussion show The Pledge. She also recently appeared on BBC’s Question Time, chewing over Brexit with Lib Dem leader Tim Farron and Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott. 

And just in case you haven’t heard enough about Brexit, you can catch her in that episode below…