I live in Hoxton in central London. It's not as nice to live in as it is to visit, but then few places are. I do love the hustle and bustle of living in the middle of a city though, a few days of peace and quiet in the countryside is enough to drive me crazy.

I'm a political activist, particularly interested in issues relating to civil liberties and social justice. I co-founded Police State UK in 2009 and still run it - these days mostly just updating our Twitter and Facebook feeds.

Political campaigning has led me into a general interest in how our democracy works (and how it fails), and from there I've gained a strong interest in political reform - especially with regard to direct democracy and digital direct democracy. I ran for Parliament in 2010 as an independent candidate on a related platform.

In 2015 I gave up on 10 years of freelance/contract work to take a full-time role leading the tech team at 38 Degrees - in some ways, a continuation of the digital direct democracy work, just attacking from a different angle. :)

I took up the whole 'get fit' mid-life crisis thing in 2011, and got a lot fitter in the following few years. Initially weightlifting, but eventually it turned out that I mostly loved moving - I ended up doing a bunch of (low-level) freerunning and novice acrobatics, which I really miss now that I'm in full time work and can't fit it in any more.