Our Team

TalkPolitics owes its success to its fantastic and hard-working team

 

Founders

 
  Matt Gillow,   Founding Partner TP Consulting   Formerly Head of Media and Campaign Director for The Times’ Top 25 website Filibuster UK, Matt founded TalkPolitics alongside Carl Sacklen aged 19 while at Leeds University and served as its Managing Director until February 2018. Matt has previously worked with leading think-tanks and for a number of Members of Parliament. Matt has bylines in the New Statesman, the Independent, and is featured as an entrepreneur on the Virgin Group blog. Tweet him at  @matt_gillow

Matt Gillow, Founding Partner TP Consulting

Formerly Head of Media and Campaign Director for The Times’ Top 25 website Filibuster UK, Matt founded TalkPolitics alongside Carl Sacklen aged 19 while at Leeds University and served as its Managing Director until February 2018. Matt has previously worked with leading think-tanks and for a number of Members of Parliament. Matt has bylines in the New Statesman, the Independent, and is featured as an entrepreneur on the Virgin Group blog. Tweet him at @matt_gillow

  Carl Sacklen,   Director of Research   Carl and Matt founded TalkPolitics to enhance and protect our democracy. Serving as Editor-in-Chief for the blog until March 2017, Carl is currently studying at the University of Chicago and has bylines in The Huffington Post, The Independent, and CapX. He is currently a columnist at the University of Chicago's undergraduate political review and a data researcher at the Chicago Project for Security and Threats. Tweet him at  @csacklen

Carl Sacklen, Director of Research

Carl and Matt founded TalkPolitics to enhance and protect our democracy. Serving as Editor-in-Chief for the blog until March 2017, Carl is currently studying at the University of Chicago and has bylines in The Huffington Post, The Independent, and CapX. He is currently a columnist at the University of Chicago's undergraduate political review and a data researcher at the Chicago Project for Security and Threats. Tweet him at @csacklen

 

Executive Team

  Eric Kostadinov,   Managing Director   Eric is a Politics student at the University of Leeds, becoming managing director of TalkPolitics in August 2018, after previously serving as Media Director. Tweet him at  @EricKostadinov

Eric Kostadinov, Managing Director

Eric is a Politics student at the University of Leeds, becoming managing director of TalkPolitics in August 2018, after previously serving as Media Director. Tweet him at @EricKostadinov

  Megan Field,   Editor-in-Chief   Megan studies Politics at the University of York, and is currently on a year abroad at the Anglo American University in Prague. She took over from Guinevere Poncia as Editor-in-Chief in August 2018, and one day hopes to work in political journalism.

Megan Field, Editor-in-Chief

Megan studies Politics at the University of York, and is currently on a year abroad at the Anglo American University in Prague. She took over from Guinevere Poncia as Editor-in-Chief in August 2018, and one day hopes to work in political journalism.

  Johnny Wordsworth,   Media Director   Johnny is a Geography undergraduate at the University of Manchester, set to graduate in 2020 with a years international study in the United States. Having worked as a Campaign Agent for TalkPolitics since 2016, he's worked up an appetite for research into macroeconomics, political conflict and globalisation. In his spare time, he likes to travel and play tennis.

Johnny Wordsworth, Media Director

Johnny is a Geography undergraduate at the University of Manchester, set to graduate in 2020 with a years international study in the United States. Having worked as a Campaign Agent for TalkPolitics since 2016, he's worked up an appetite for research into macroeconomics, political conflict and globalisation. In his spare time, he likes to travel and play tennis.

  Juliana Christianson,   Grassroots Campaign Coordinator

Juliana Christianson, Grassroots Campaign Coordinator

  Joesph Perry,   Campaign Agent for Education

Joesph Perry, Campaign Agent for Education

  Luke Walpole,   Sub-editor

Luke Walpole, Sub-editor

 

Advisory Board

  Louise Haigh MP   Louise Haigh is the Labour MP for Sheffield Heely & Shadow Secretary of State for Policing

Louise Haigh MP

Louise Haigh is the Labour MP for Sheffield Heely & Shadow Secretary of State for Policing

  Lord Paul Tyler   Lord Tyler serves as a Liberal Democrat life-peer in the House of Lords

Lord Paul Tyler

Lord Tyler serves as a Liberal Democrat life-peer in the House of Lords

  James Cathcart   James Cathcart is the former CEO of the British Youth Council and also the founder and director of YoungVoices Heard

James Cathcart

James Cathcart is the former CEO of the British Youth Council and also the founder and director of YoungVoices Heard


Researchers

Hugh Dollery

Joe Oakes

Katie Brown

Joe Perry

Juliana Christanson


Campaign Agents

Aysedilan Ucar

Alasdair Fraser

Charlotte Davies

Christy Williams

Imogen Granger

Marykate Monaghan

Matthew Waterfield

Sam Jacobsen

Sophia Esquinazi


Media

Jake Redmond - Assistant Media Director

Josh Crowe - Facebook Officer

Jujia Lee - Instagram Officer


Special Mentions

Cameron Broome, former Editor-in-Chief

Guinevere Poncia, former Editor-in-Chief