Articles by: Tim Focas

Danny Bowman – The Reality of Growing Up and Living with OCD

Danny Bowman – The Reality of Growing Up and Living with OCD

Anyone who has experienced Obsessional Compulsive Disorder, whether they are a directly suffering from the illness, or a family member or friend witnessing the condition will know of how debilitating and cruel it is. After interviewing the brilliant Johnny Mercer MP last year, I felt inspired to dispel some of the myths associated with OCD and tell the trauma’s it […]

by · 13th January 2019 · frontpage
Robin Shepherd – Why Brussels Should Be Wary of a Cancelled Brexit

Robin Shepherd – Why Brussels Should Be Wary of a Cancelled Brexit

Brussels has made clear its belief that Brexit was a mistake. But at this point,a clean break is probably for the best. With barely a mistake having gone unmade in British Prime Minister Theresa May’s handling of Brexit, it is perhaps understandable that many observers have allowed their lurid fascination with the chaos in London to obscure the interests of […]

by · 10th January 2019 · Opinion Editorials
Caitlin Boydon-Jones – Executive Director

Caitlin Boydon-Jones – Executive Director

Caitlin joined Parliament Street in 2013 and is Elliot’s right hand woman . Since then she has chaired a number of our events in the House of Commons and been the chief architect of our recruitment strategy. Caitlin also ran our successful 2013 Conservative Party Conference Program. Caitlin is a law graduate and a proud alum of Brunel University.

by · 8th January 2019 · Executive Committee
Calvin Robinson – Head of Research

Calvin Robinson – Head of Research

Calvin spent 7 years in the tech industry before becoming a teacher, with experience in development, project management, and even a stint as a YouTuber on Disney’s Yogscast network. Retraining as a Computer Science teacher with the introduction of coding on the National Curriculum. Calvin saw to have a part in filling the digital skills deficit currently facing the UK. […]

by · 6th January 2019 · Executive Committee
Sam Frost – Head of Digital

Sam Frost – Head of Digital

In addition to being Head of Digital for Parliament Street, Sam Frost is also Managing Director of REBEL, an exclusive performance marketing agency. Sam is also co-founder of conservative grassroots organisation, Reignite. He worked as Head of Digital for UKIP in 2014 and as digital strategist at Vote Leave in 2016.  

by · 4th January 2019 · Executive Committee
NEW RESEARCH – Waste Watchers for Waste Management

NEW RESEARCH – Waste Watchers for Waste Management

In a brand new research paper for Parliament Street, Elizabeth Anderson suggests ways where local authorities can make budget savings, through cutting local government waste, thus removing the need to save money through reducing refuse collections. Read the paper here : Waste Watchers for Waste Disposal  

by · 2nd January 2019 · Research
Community is not just for Christmas; the Parliament Street Christmas Message

Community is not just for Christmas; the Parliament Street Christmas Message

Top entrepreneur, occasional Parliamentary candidate, and founder of Win That Pitch, Dean Russell, delivers our Christmas message, this year. Dean talks about how his recent experiences volunteering in the Philippines reinforced his belief in the power of communities.  “As a Conservative Party candidate in the 2017 election, I was acutely aware that the sense of a cohesive national community was […]

by · 25th December 2018 · Opinion Editorials
BRIEFING PAPER – What Carrying a House in the Jungle Taught Me about Community

BRIEFING PAPER – What Carrying a House in the Jungle Taught Me about Community

In a brand new briefing paper for Parliament Street, leading business strategist, Dean Russell discusses what he learnt, during his recent time doing volunteer work in the Philippines, and how those lesson apply to the UK . Read the briefing paper: What Carrying a House in the Jungle Taught Me about Community

by · 25th December 2018 · Research
NEW RESEARCH – Making Paying Taxes, Less Taxing

NEW RESEARCH – Making Paying Taxes, Less Taxing

Today, Parliament Street publishes a radical new policy paper arguing that the UK tax system is so complicated that its broken. Our Director of Policy, Cllr. Dr. Peter Hill, the report’s author, argues that the current UK tax system is rigged in favour of large multinational companies such as Google, Amazon and Starbucks. These companies have been able to play […]

by · 15th December 2018 · Research
Twice the good, less than half the price

Twice the good, less than half the price

Our Head of Campaigns, Elizabeth Anderson writes about why you should consider buying some of your Christmas presents from charity shops. Imagine if every Christmas present you bought could do twice the good?  That’s exactly what our campaign for a charity shop Christmas hopes to bring about. Charity shops offer a whole world of quirky, unique gift opportunities which are […]

by · 15th December 2018 · Opinion Editorials