Hector Birchwood

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Original short description: "British Brexit Party politician and businessman"

Template:Use British English Template:Infobox officeholder Hector Alberto Birchwood is the Brexit Party candidate for Holborn and St Pancras in the 2019 general election. He is also the founder of Celtic Research, a firm that specialises in finding missing heirs. The work of this firm was televised in the BBC TV series Heir Hunters.

Early life

He was born in San Salvador, El Salvador to El Salvadoran parents. His step-father is British. He attended the Royal High School in California, and studied Economics at the London School of Economics(LSE), graduating with a BSc, and subsequently an MSc in Politics of the World Economy[1]. While a student at the LSE, Hector was co-founder of the LSE Hayek Society, a student group dedicated to promoting Free market and libertarian ideas[2], founding it with Allister Heath.


Heir hunting

In 2002 Hector left investment banking[3] and established Celtic Research with his step-father[4][5] This is a private investigation firm specialising in discovering missing heirs[6], where the inheritors to assets are not otherwise known. The firm works with solicitors as intermediaries[7]. The work of the firm was televised in the BBC TV series, Heir Hunters[8], in twelve seasons between 2007 and 2016.


Hector is an occasional contributor to the Daily Telegraph on the subject of Brexit[9] and has been the subject of articles on missing heirs[10][11][12] and estate planning[13][14].


Vote Leave

Hector was a member of the London Council[15] of the Vote Leave campaign in the 2016 EU membership referendum.

Brexit Party

Hector is the Brexit Party candidate[16] in the 2019 British General Election, contesting the Holborn and St Pancras constituency.