MP: Democratic Alliance

Geordin Hill-Lewis

Geordin Hill-Lewis is a busy man. In addition to his tasks as an MP, Hill-Lewis is the man in charge of the political programme of DA leader Helen Zille, including her media, research and diary and serves as the DA leader’s chief of staff.

He is also responsible for the Greater Philippi constituency in Cape Town. In 2011, Hill-Lewis became the youngest MP to be sworn into Parliament and he hasn’t stopped moving. “One minute I could be helping a constituent solve an electricity or pension issue, the next I am planning a press conference that will define the news for the following day. It is so fast-paced and dynamic, and that is always interesting.”

But it’s not just the pace of the job that makes Hill-Lewis believe more young people should get involved. “It is more relevant to our generation than to any other, as we will have to live with the decisions taken today.”

— Andisiwe Makinana

Twitter: @geordinhl