“crass, boorish and more a bruiser than blogger… a tactical nuclear bastard” – Alex Wilcock
James Graham is a former Liberal Democrat activist, now carving out a new identity for himself. A member of the party from 1995 to 2012, he has been Chair and Secretary of the Manchester University Liberal Democrats, twice-elected Communications Officer of the Liberal Democrat Youth and Students (a sabbatical post, 1998-2000), Campaigns Officer of the Leeds Liberal Democrats (2000-2002), Press Officer for Liz Lynne MEP (2002-2004), helped run Jo Swinson’s successful election campaign in 2005, a member of the Party’s Federal Executive, Vice Chair of the Green Liberal Democrats and was a co-founder of the Social Liberal Forum.
James has a special interest in democracy and civil liberties, the environment, intergenerational equity, socio-economic inequality and economics. His isms include Georgism, secularism, humanism and atheism.
Outside politics, James has a keen interest in film, comics and popular science.
For his day job, James is the Campaigns and Communications Manager for Unlock Democracy, the UK’s leading campaign for democracy, rights and freedoms. He was the Social Media manager for the Yes to Fairer Votes campaign in the 2011 referendum. A self-taught coder, James built the UK Vote Match, the award-winning and highly successful online voting advice application. James has also contributed to the Guardian’s Comment is Free and OpenDemocracy’s OurKingdom.
To contact James, please email semajmaharg&at&gmail&dot&com (if you can’t work out which bits there to replace with appropriate characters, there is no hope for you).