Research council

David Bean – Director of Policy

David Bean – Director of Policy

David Bean joined Parliament Street as Director of Policy in 2016. Since the summer of 2012 he has worked at the House of Commons for the Policy Research Unit (PRU), a team of specialist researchers and communicators dedicated to getting Conservative MPs the information they need in a format they can use. Following a change of career, he began there […]

Tim Focas – Director of Financial Services and the City of London

Tim Focas – Director of Financial Services and the City of London

Tim Focas is a columnist for City A.M. online and has appeared in the Independent providing expert analysis to a wide range of financial institutions. Over the past decade, Tim has cemented a reputation for creating and implementing innovative and strategic publicity campaigns for brokers, fund managers and exchanges across the City.  Currently plying his trade as an Account Director at Aspectus, Tim developed a campaign […]

Georgia Kirke – Director of Enterprise

Georgia Kirke – Director of Enterprise

Georgia Kirke joined Parliament Street in 2016. She is an entrepreneur, author and speaker with a passion for helping successful business leaders communicate their ‘why’ and share their values, personality and unique capabilities, as well as their business processes. Georgia founded Write Business Results Ltd, a revolutionary business book company created specifically for successful entrepreneurs. Her book,”The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Book Marketing […]

Camilla Hayselden-Ashby – Director of Environment and Rural Affairs

Camilla Hayselden-Ashby – Director of Environment and Rural Affairs

Camilla Hayselden-Ashby joined Parliament Street in 2016 bringing with her direct experience of our agricultural sector. Camilla believes strongly in the need for change in agriculture to make it economically viable for farmers and environmentally sustainable. Integral to this is an improved dialogue between producers, consumers and policy makers. She is also a strong advocate for the role of technology […]

James Downes – Director of British and European Politics

James Downes – Director of British and European Politics

James joined Parliament Street in 2015. Since then he has written a number of research papers for us on the Decline of the Left in Europe, why polling companies keep getting it so wrong, the Future of the Transatlantic Partnership and ISIS – The Case for Intervention – Understanding Public Opinion. James also co-wrote the chapter Immigration – Public Opinion and […]

Emily Payne – Director of Middle East Affairs

Emily Payne – Director of Middle East Affairs

Emily Payne joined Parliament Street in 2016.  She is Director of Middle East Studies with an MSc from SOAS in International Politics, specialising in the Middle East through which she has travelled extensively.

Will Burstow – Director of Constitutional Affairs

Will Burstow – Director of Constitutional Affairs

William Burstow joined Parliament Street in 2015 and is the author of Where now for Scotland’s Unionist Parties. Originally from Belfast, he is a Unionist through and through, with an enduring interest in our Constitution. His current focus is on how all shades of Unionism can unite to secure the future of the Union in the face of the separatist […]

Cllr. James Pearson – Director of Behavioural Economics

Cllr. James Pearson – Director of Behavioural Economics

Councillor James Pearson joined Parliament Street in 2016. James grew up in Altrincham and went to Knutsford High School. He has been involved in local government for over 10 years and previously served two terms as a local councillor. He served for over 10 years as a school governor and was elected as a Governor of Wythenshawe Hospital NHS Foundation […]

Christopher Hanley – Director of Public Opinion and Polling

Christopher Hanley – Director of Public Opinion and Polling

Chris officially joined Parliament Street as Director of Public Opinion and Polling in 2016 and has previously co-authored research articles spanning from the battlegrounds of the 2015 General Election to the rise of ISIS and support for intervention. Chris is based in the heart of the EU institutions in Brussels, moving from London shortly after graduating with a first class […]

Steve Mastin – Director of Education

Steve Mastin – Director of Education

Steve Mastin is Head of History at a maintained secondary school in Cambridge. He is passionate about a knowledge rich curriculum for all pupils regardless of ability or social background, empowering each one of them to become part of the cultural discourse that some pupils from privileged backgrounds take for granted. He trains history teachers for the University of Cambridge […]

John Strafford – Director of Democracy and Political Participation

John Strafford – Director of Democracy and Political Participation

John Strafford is a tireless campaigner for greater democracy within the Conservative Party and chairs the Campaign for Conservative Democracy. In 2009, he wrote Our Fight for Democracy – a history of democracy in the United Kingdom. He was also the Chairman of the Conservative Yes Campaign in the 2011 referendum on the Alternative Vote. John was born in Sheffield, […]

Steven George-Hilley – Director of Technology

Steven George-Hilley – Director of Technology

Steven George-Hilley joined Parliament Street soon after its inception in 2012. Since then he has spearheaded our technology campaign highlighting the importance of technology to improving our public services.  Steven has represented Parliament Street in a number of high profile national and broadcast slots including BBC Radio 4 with Edward Stourton,  ITV’s Daybreak programme, The Mirror, Daily Mail, The Evening Standard, […]