Amy Fortnam

Amy is a member of the Liberal Democrats and her Local and Regional executive. She joined the party after the 2015 general election and has both made an interjection at conference and campaigned in the EU referendum and local council elections. She is excited to see the barriers between young people and political engagement being broken down.

Twitter: @amyfortress


Siân Davidson

Siân is a Children and Families Worker for the Methodist Church. She studied Primary Education with Theology and Religious Studies and gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Education at Liverpool Hope University. Siân first became interested in politics through her Grandad and is now actively involved with the Conservative Party in her area. Inspired by William Wilberforce, Siân wants to give people a voice and make a difference to others.

Twitter: @SianD_91


Jenna Davis

Jenna is a Law graduate who, having delved further into her Christian faith, decided to change paths into politics. Currently working for a Member of Parliament, she has also held various positions within the Labour Party at local & regional levels. Jen's passions range from encouraging young people into politics to tackling racism, improving sex and relationship education, working for criminal justice reform and raising awareness of sickle cell disease.

Twitter: @JennaDavisUK


Beth Prescott

Beth stood for the Conservative Party as one of the youngest Parliamentary Candidates in the country in the 2015 General Election, and worked in the Parliamentary Office for a Cabinet Minister. She currently works for a debt-counselling charity. She is extremely keen to encourage young Christians to get involved in politics, and enjoys speaking and campaigning around the country.

Twitter: @PrescottBeth 


Jenny Symmons

Jenny is a fourth year student of Theology and English at the University of Glasgow, where she has helped to found and run Just Love, Glasgow. She is an active member of Chrstians on Left and conducted research into their #patriotspaytax campaign. She is enthusiasitic about empowering Christian students to engage with social action as a means for change in our country - and fusing theology and politics to solve issues of injustice. 

Twitter: @jenny_symmons 


Nick Le Friec

Nick is part of the Transform Network, a group of small, independent evangelical churches in South East London. In 2016, he graduated from Oasis College with a degree in Youth Work and Ministry, focusing his dissertation on the connections between young people, faith and politics. Following this, Nick began campaigning locally and sought to generate discussion regarding political issues with his youth group.

Twitter: @nicklefriec


Samuel Banks

Sam is an undergraduate mathematician at Merton College, Oxford. He is involved in student politics, the Christian Union and Just Love, and running workshops on faith and politics with these groups. Sam is passionate about everyone having a voice and believes that Christians have a lot to contribute to politics today. He looks forward to encouraging and supporting other young Christians through the project.

 


Heather Staff

Heather is on the Executive of Christians on the Left, Labour Campaign for International Development and the Labour Party Socialist Societies. She works on conflict resolution and political engagement in the Balkans and Eastern Europe. Heather has a passion to see Christians engage in every sphere of life but particularly equipping young people to engage in local and international politics. 

Twitter: @staff_heather


Frankie Webster

Frankie is a church-based community organiser at St George-in-the-East parish church, Shadwell. She studied Modern Languages and European Politics and the University of Bath, where she also volunteered with Just Love UK. Her passion for political engagement stems from a desire to see issues of social injustice confronted better, at both community and parliamentary level.

Twitter @franksoclock


Bryony Wells

Bryony is currently working for Together for the Common Good and she also helps to lead theASCENT Discipleship process for 15-21 year olds.  She is passionate about seeing young people come to know they have a unique influence and can work for the Common Good. She is also keen to see young Catholics engage in social justice by working in their local communities.

 


Victoria Akintomide

Victoria studied Law at the University of Southampton. Her interest in politics derived from earlier studies of the subject, exposure to experiences within inner city housing and limited opportunities available to young people. She realised that these issues can be effectively tackled through political engagement, and looks forward to leading listening workshops to provoke discussion about faith and politics.

Twitter: @ThevickyGal


Dunstan Rodrigues

Dunstan is an intern here at Christians in Politics and community organiser with the Centre for Theology and Community, based in Manor Park. 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 mutually affirming.  He is coordinating the youth project.

Twitter: @Dunstan__R