Louis JR Connor

Upon graduating from University in Bristol with a 2:1 degree in Politics, Louis has undertaken a variety of employment opportunities within politics. These have included periods at the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign, the Vote for a Change Campaign within the Electoral Reform Society,  a stint in the Westminster Office of Mark Oaten MP, and a press and communications position with the think tank Demos. Louis recently completed a full-time position with Entrepreneurs in Action; a social enterprise organisation focussed on raising the aspirations of young people through the utilisation of business and enterprise skills.  Louis’ areas of interest include Middle Eastern politics, electoral and constitutional reform in the UK, the role of responsibility in society, and methods to facilitate social inclusion.


Joe Dyke

Joe Dyke is a recent first-class politics graduate from the University of Sussex and was elected President of the University of Sussex Politics Society for two consecutive years. He has previously worked for the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR), Demos and the Fabian Society and is currently, like much of the nation, an unemployed graduate. Particular interests include foreign policy, the politics of the media, Northern Ireland, Latin America and philosophical history.

Owen Thomas

Owen Thomas is currently studying for a Masters degree in International Public Policy at UCL after graduating in 2009 with a first class degree in Modern History and Politics from the University of Cardiff. Travel, as well as experience working in Westminster and his research into EU politics, has sharpened his interest in different national approaches towards international problems and institutions. Other interests include domestic electoral or constitutional reform and the foreign policy, or policies, of the European Union.

Jez Byron

Jez has maintained a keen interest in delivering new kinds of social conditions that better improve the capabilities of all citizens ever since starting his Politics, Philosophy and Economics degree. Since graduating, this passion has led him to travel, and work for different civil society and governmental institutions. Jez hopes that experience of different institutions and environments, and learning from skills from a variety of activities, including blogging, will help him pursue this interest.