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Office Address

Unlock Democracy
37 Grays Inn Road

Tel. 020 7278 4443
Fax. 020 7278 4425

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To contact each member of staff listed below by email please use the following:

Director: Alexandra Runswick

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Alex is responsible for the overall running of the organisation, and is also the main spokesperson. Alex often gives evidence to select committees and is available for speaker engagements. She has particular expertise in equality and human rights.

Phone +44 (0) 20 7239 9052

Twitter: @alexrunswick (please note this is a personal account)

Areas of interest: Counting Women In

Senior Campaigner: Emily Randall

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Emily is responsible for developing and the delivery of all our major campaigns. She leads on our support for local activism including setting up groups and building our student network. You can also get in touch with Emily for advice on organising events, and if you want to volunteer with Unlock Democracy campaigns and research team. 

Phone +44 (0) 20 7278 4443 ext 1002
Twitter: @EmiRandall (please note this is a personal account)
Areas of interest: Open Up Lobbying and London for Democracy


Policy and Research Officer: Pete Mills

Pete is responsible for implementing Unlock Democracy’s parliamentary and political strategy and ensures that our campaigns have a strong evidence base. He is also the main contact for enquiries regarding Vote Match, including partnerships and sponsorship.

+44 (0) 20 7278 4443 ext 1010



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Osman Mustafa and Margaret Matthews share the finance role. They are responsible for the day to day finance work, including the preparation of the annual budget, regular management accounts and the year-end accounts.

They are in office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, or you can contact them by email any time -  Finance*at*unlockdemocracy*dot*org*dot*uk

Grants Officer and Local Works Projects Officer: Daniel Flanagan

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Dan deals with grant fundraising for the organisation and manages the projects of Local Works. Get in touch with Dan for any queries about the Sustainable Communities Act and policy matters or for membership and fundraising enquiries concerning Local Works.

Phone +44 (0) 20 7278 4443 ext 1009
Twitter: @quiche192 (please note this is a personal account)
Area of interest: Local Works 

Local Works Coordinator: Steve Shaw

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Steve spent 4 years as Co-ordinator of the Local Works coalition that campaigned for the Sustainable Communities Bill to become law as the Sustainable Communities Act 2007. He now co-ordinates the promotion of the Act across the country.

Talk to Steve with any queries you may have about the Act. Steve is also available for speaker engagements on this topic.

Phone +44 (0) 20 7278 4443 ext 1016
Area of interest: Sustainable Communities Act  and Local Works

Local Works Outreach Officer: Ameneh Enayat

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Ameneh is responsible for building links with under-represented groups and inspiring them to use the Sustainable Communities Act. She has substantial outreach experience and has delivered a range of public engagement projects for the BBC and various arts charities. Talk to Ameneh if you are interested in her meeting with your organisation.

Phone +44 (0) 20 7278 4443
Area of interest: Sustainable Communities Act  and Local Works

Local Works Campaigns Assistant: Zoe Stavri

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Phone +44 (0) 20 7278 4443

Membership Officer: John Franglen

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John is responsible for dealing with supporting, growing and developing Unlock Democracy's membership. He deals with new memberships, membership queries or problems and with areas relating to Unlock Democracy's internal democracy.

Phone: (0) 20 7278 4443 ext 1003
Twitter: @draxar (please note this is a personal account)
Areas of interest: London for Democracy 

Office and Properties Manager: Simon Howard

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Simon ensures the smooth running of our office, manages our IT and communication systems and works with Director Peter Facey to manage the two properties owned by Rodell Properties Ltd. Please contact Simon for any queries regarding Rodell Properties Ltd.

Phone: (0) 20 7278 4443 ext 1001