I was born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne and now live in London. Until last year, I have worked my entire career in the public sector. I now work in Westminster as a political adviser in the Houses of Parliament, and as Communications Manager for the Christian Socialist Movement.
Having grown up in a family of shipyard workers, trade unionists and Labour Party activists in the Northeast, I am myself a committed political activist campaigning for my trade union (Unite), the Cooperative Party and the Labour Party.
Growing up with a severely disabled family member, I am very passionate about our nation’s welfare and health services, and rights for the disabled. I also have an interest in international development and the environment.
This is my personal blog and all opinions expressed herein are mine and mine alone. They don’t necessarily reflect the views of any employers.
As well as being politically active, I’m a Christian. I support Newcastle United. At night, I go to the gym (sometimes) and out with friends (more often) to have discussions about football, politics and the poor quality of the ale among other things. I like to have adventures. I don’t know how I find the time either.
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