Who's who?


Board of Directors


Gary Streeter MP
Chair

Gary Streeter is the Chair of Christians in Politics and its sister organisation Christians in Parliament. He is the Conservative MP for South West Devon and has been an MP since 1992, serving as a Minister in John Major's Government and specialising in International Development. He is committed to supporting Christians across all parties in living out their faith in their work in Parliament.


Andy Flannagan
Director

As well as one of the directors of Christians in Politics, Andy is also the Director of Christians on the Left which exists to be a prophetic voice to left-sided politics and the Church. A key driving passion of Andy's is to see a just rewiring of the global economic system. He juggles his work in politics with a music career.

Twitter @andyflannagan


Colin Bloom
Director

Colin is the Director of Outreach for the Conservative Party. He previously worked for ten years in industry and almost ten years running a Christian charity. Colin has been a local councillor, a parliamentary candidate and was Director of the Conservative Christian Fellowship. He is passionate about social justice and firmly believes that people of faith have an increasingly important part to play in the public square.

Twitter @colin_bloom


Claire Mathys
Director

Claire is a Parliamentary Advisor to the Liberal Democrat Party. She has previously been Director of the Liberal Democrat Christian Forum, worked for a member of the House of Lords and has been in finance. She is passionate about social justice issues and is involved in local community work through her church in South London.

Twitter @clmathys


Mark Harris
Director

Mark is the Senior Parliamentary Officer for Christians in Politics' sister organisation, Christians in Parliament. He holds Masters degrees in Theology from the University of Oxford and in Philosophy from King’s College London and has previously worked for a financial communications consultancy in the City of London.


Sharon Hodgson MP
Director

Sharon has been a Labour MP since 2005 first for Gateshead East & Washington then for West Washington & Sunderland West. Sharon has committed herself to a number of campaigns, but her proudest achievement as an MP is passing a Private Members' Bill into law: The Special Educational Needs (Information) Act 2008, which aims to improve services for young people with Special Educational Needs.

Twitter @SharonHodgsonMP


Baroness Sal Brinton
Director

Sal has been a Liberal Democrat Peer since February 2011 and was elected as President of the Liberal Democrat Party in December 2014. Prior to being in Parliament, she worked in the education sector for twenty years, including as Bursar for two Cambridge University colleges, and was the Director of the Association of the Universities in the East of England. She has also worked in television and finance.

Twitter @SalBrinton


David Canning
Treasurer

David Canning is a senior Civil Servant and has been involved with Christians in Politics since its early days. A passionate advocate for the theological basis for democracy, David believes that the Christian Church has a vital role to play in building peace between communities and good government through partnering with and positively influencing the institutions of politics and law. 


Leadership Team


Pat Finlow

Events and Communications Manager

Pat has recently completed a doctorate exploring why faith is so prominent in social justice movements. Previously Pat worked for a number of major charities, both Christian and mainstream. She also sits on the Advisory Council of the Cinnamon Network and is vice-chair of Churches Together in Folkestone.

Twitter @PadClaire 


Gareth Wallace
Executive Director of Conservative Christian Fellowship

Gareth is the Executive Director of the Conservative Christian Fellowship. Prior to leading the CCF, Gareth worked in the Christian charity sector, lobbying on matters concerning social engagement, religious liberty and poverty alleviation. Gareth is Deputy Chair (Political) for Vauxhall Constituency Conservative Association. He attends St Mark's Battersea Rise, and is a Night Pastor in Clapham Junction.

Twitter @garethrwallace


Sarah Dickson
Director of the Liberal Democrat Christian Forum

Sarah is the Director of the Liberal Democrat Christian Forum. She studied Social Anthropology in Manchester before working for Christian Aid’s advocacy and campaigns teams. It was there that she saw the impact of political decisions on the lives of some of the poorest and it was there that her enthusiasm for political engagement was born. Sarah campaigns locally where she lives and is part of a church in North West London.

Twitter @sarahjdickson


Dunstan Rodrigues
Youth and Student Project Coordinator

Dunstan is coordinating our youth and student engagement project. He is on the Buxton Urban Leadership programme with the Centre for Theology and Community. He studied History at Cambridge University and Law at City University, London. His interest in politics came from serving the homeless and elderly with the Society of St Vincent de Paul, during which he realised that charity and justice are both necessary and mutually affirming.

Twitter Dunstan__R