I was Editor (and Co-Editor) of Liberal Democrat Voice – the #1 independent website for the Lib Dems – from 2007 to 2015. I am also a Research Associate for the liberal think-tank CentreForum. I write regularly about British politics here and elsewhere. I combine this with my professional life as Development Director for the Education Endowment Foundation.
Born in: Epsom, Surrey, 1977.
Grew up in: Liverpool, from 1985 (via Bristol and Cardiff).
Went to school at: St Margaret’s CE High School, Aigburth (1988-95).
Joined the Labour Party in: 1993, aged 16.
University at: Mansfield College, Oxford (1995-98).
Worked as: educational fundraiser for University of Oxford (1998-2012).
Resigned from the Labour Party in: 1999.
Joined the Lib Dems in: 1999, aged 22.
Elected as a councillor: for Headington ward, Oxford City Council, May 2000.
Re-elected as a councillor: 2002, 2004.
Started blogging in: 2005 (haven’t stopped yet).
Awards received: just the one — inaugural Lib Dem Blogger of the Year 2006.
Chain-wearer: Deputy Lord Mayor, Oxford (2007-08).
Party leaders voted for: Tony Blair (’94), David Rendel (’99), Ming Campbell (’06), Chris Huhne (’07).
Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice: 2007 to 2015.
Also involved with: liberal think-tank CentreForum, as Research Associate.
Work at: Education Endowment Foundation (since Jan 2012).
Live with: my partner, Noa, and our three cats and one terrapin.