About me

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog!

I was born in Chatham in 1990 and have lived in Medway for most of my life.

I studied Law at the University of Kent, graduating in 2011, and am currently studying for a Masters in Legal Practice at De Montfort University. I have worked in the legal sector since 2009, almost exclusively in the field of Wills & Probate. I currently work for a firm of solicitors in Walderslade.

I was an air cadet during my teenage years and am now an adult volunteer, in the role of Adjutant (the “boring” paperwork role) at Gillingham Squadron. I am also a member of the Royal Air Forces Association and have been the Treasurer of the Medway Towns Branch since 2012.

I have been interested in politics for as long as I can remember and I started blogging at the age of 16. Once regarded as one of the most popular political blogs, alas life takes over and the blog I started in 2006 closed in 2012. However, I have tried to continue to write topical articles on my main areas of interest, albeit somewhat less frequently, since then.

My guiding principles have always been based on liberalism and democracy, even if I’ve not always belonged to the right party to champion personal freedom, equality, transparency and democratic accountability. I joined the Liberal Democrats to do just that in May 2017, and have been the Treasurer of Medway Liberal Democrats since 2018.

Beyond Medway, I am a member of the civil society organisations Assemblea Nacional Catalana and Omnium Cultural. I am also involved with the Foreign Friends of Catalonia association.

In April 2015, I founded the electoral database Medway Elects, which has become recognised as an authoritative source for many electoral and related queries in Medway. I write regularly for The Political Medway and contribute to other online and offline publications. Aside from politics, I blog about football, as an avid Gills fan and (non-active) Level 7 Referee, and technology. I also write short stories and poetry as a hobby, and am currently working on my first novel.

Although I blog infrequently here, I can be found on Twitter most days putting the world to rights in 280 characters or less.