Peter became the Director of New Politics Network in July 2001 and Director of Charter88 in August 2006. He has worked in democratic reform and participation for 12 years.
Prior to working for the New Politics Network and Charter88 he was Chief Executive for the British Youth Council and Parliamentary and Press Officer for the Electoral Reform Society, where he worked on the Jenkins Commission on Electoral Reform and the introduction of PR for the European Parliament.
Peter was also a member of the Independent Commission on Voting Methods which reported in 2002 and looked into internet, postal and electronic voting.
His research interests include political parties, young people and politics, voting and constitutional reform, citizen involvement and European integration.
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7278 4451
Deputy Director: Alexandra Runswick
As Parliamentary and Policy officer Alex is responsible for developing links with MP?s and managing parliamentary campaigns. Alex is currently working on the Elect the Lords campaign and party funding reform. Prior to joining the Network Alex worked as Executive and Policy Officer at Charter88 where she organised the Future of Democracy conference and produced Charter88?s publications Central Lobby and Citizen.
Whilst working towards her MA in Social Policy Alex interned at the Fawcett Society where she conducted research on gender and poverty and wrote the Women?s Budget Group response to the 13th Households Below Average Income report.
Alex is a trustee of the Ryder-Tremberth Trust which, gives grants to young people to travel to gain and share an understanding of socio-political issues in the developing world.
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7278 4443 ext 106
Director of Campaigns: Ron Bailey
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7278 4443
Publications and Research Officer: Emily Robinson
Emily came to the Network from the New Local Government Network, where she wrote on various issues affecting both local and regional government. Her main NLGN publication was Living with Regions: making multi-level governance work. She also wrote a research paper for the ODPM Local E-democracy National Project and participated in a New Statesman/Fellows Associates roundtable on community justice.
Previously, Emily worked in the ippr Democracy Team, where she co-authored The Benefits of Community Engagement (ippr/Home Office) with Ben Rogers. In 2003, she worked on Network publications Broadening Participation: thinking beyond party membership and Life Support for Local Parties as part of an internship.
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7278 4443 ext 107
Communications and Press Officer: James Graham
As Communications and Press Officer for the New Politics Network, James is responsible for campaign materials, web activities including PartyWatch and is the main point of contact for any media queries.
Prior to working for the Network, James was a twice-elected sabbatical Communications Officer for the Liberal Democrat Youth and Students, Campaigns Officer for the Liberal Democrats in Leeds and Press Officer for an MEP.
James' personal interests include new media, green politics and alternative economics.
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7278 4443 ext 108
Events and Local Campaigns Officer: Samuel Tarry
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7278 4443 ext 104
Office Administrator: Kate Egglestone
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7278 4443 ext 100
Finance: Osman Mustafa
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7278 4443