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Angela Harbutt – Director

Angela worked in the television broadcast industry for twenty years. Her involvement with the Classical Liberal community and the Liberal Democrats began in 2005 when she was asked to assist the Party in updating its Press Office Operation. She has been a member of the Liberal Democrats since, and in 2006 worked for Ming Campbell’s office assisting in media activities involving the Leader of the Party. Across 2012 and 2013 Angela worked on the Forest campaign Hands Off Our Packs opposing the introduction plain packaging of tobacco.

Julian Harris – Founder

Julian is an economics reporter for the London newspaper City AM.

Following a Masters degree in Public Policy from University College London, Julian worked at the Institute for Philanthropy and GuideStar UK, and later joined International Policy Network, where he focused on health and international development issues. While there he added the position of Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the University of Illinois to his academic record.

As a media commentator, he has appeared on programmes such as Newsnight, the Daily Politics, BBC Radio 4’s Moral Maze, and several BBC 5 Live programmes. His opinions have been published internationally, in newspapers such as The Times, The Australian, Wall Street Journal (Europe), Sunday Telegraph, Business Day (South Africa), South China Morning Post, Business Daily (Kenya) and Financial Express (India).

Andrew Mayer – Advisor

Andy is a Liberal Democrat member based in Bermondsey and was formerly the Director of Liberal Future, set up the Liberal Democrat Young Professional Network (now Connect), Liberty Research the party polling engine, and has contributed to a number of policy groups. Outside the party he set up, the Euro Information Network and was Chair of the Young European Movement. He has been the Director of a community housing board, and is currently a school governor. Professionally he has worked for a number of the world’s largest companies in political and strategic communications roles.

 Sara Scarlett – Contributor

Born and raised in the Middle East, Sara has been a member of the Classical Liberal community since 2008, when she moved to the UK to attend University. After graduating from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2011, Sara gained diverse experiences in media and marketing through paid internships in public policy research institutes and on political campaigns, both in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Sara’s particular policy interests include feminist-libertarian theory, mutual aid and alternative welfare models, housing, technology, agricultural policy and ‘sindustry.’ Sara has worked along side the Cato Institute, Students For Liberty, the Atlas Economic Research Foundation and the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC.

Barry Stocker – Contributorbarry

Barry was active in the Liberal Democrats in Brighton and London before migrating to Istanbul where he teaches philosophy at a leading university by the Bosphorus.

Amongst other areas of philosophy, he teaches, supervises graduate research, and publishes, in the field of political theory. His thoughts about political theory, politics and other things, can be found here and on his other blog, Stockerblog.