Meet The Team 2020

Christians on the Left is a very effective movement with a large and growing membership as well a fantastic network of supporters and partner organisations. But it's run by a fairly small team of people. Here, you can find out a bit more about the people behind the day-to-day running of the movement. To get in touch with any of the team, find contact details below or email

Jonathan Reynolds MP, Chair and Louise Davies, DirectorChair: Jonathan Reynolds MP

Find out more about Jonathan here.

Director: Louise Davies

Find out more about Louise here.



Secretary: Heather Staff

After three years of active involvement with CotL I have decided to seek election to the Executive Committee so that I can contribute to the development of a strong Christian voice in the political environment.

I believe passionately in the need for those seeking to champion social justice and solidarity to be supported both by colleagues and by the wider church, and hope to bring my core skills of networking and conflict resolution to this role.  I bring a combination of vision and practicality which I can evidence from extensive developmental and bridge-building both nationally and abroad, and an energy and drive which can mobilise and encourage others.

I would like CotL to practically engage and speak out on issues like housing, legal aid, peace and security. Owen Jones recently wrote ‘it was time for the left to find its voice regarding persecuted Christians’. CotL could be that voice.  


ShonaVice Chair: Shona Elliott



Vice Chair: Hannah Rich


Jacob QuagliozziTreasurer: Jacob Quagliozzi




Political Communications: Stephen Beer 

We have an exciting opportunity ahead of us.  I have been working hard to tell people about the work of Christians on the Left and our beliefs.  That has included media interviews, liaising with the media, and liaising with the Labour Party on joint events such as the annual conference church service.  We have been modelling the “new politics” for a long time. We need to make the most of changes in the Labour Party and bring more people into politics. My career is focused on bringing Christian values to business and the City.

General members of the national executive 2020

Euan Healey

Rachel Burgin

Labour_NUTS1_Regions.gifSteph Franklin

Regional and National Representatives 2020

Kieran_Turner.pngKieran Turner, Scotland Rep

I am passionate about the role of Christians on the Left being good for our communities and good for the Labour Party.  In Scotland we have seen citizen activism increase on a huge scale over the last couple of years and there is great opportunity for Christians on the Left to be at the forefront of this & also to become a positive voice contributing to the renewal of Scottish Labour.

I’ve been a Member of CotL for a number of years and worked in Holyrood and across the Highlands and Islands for Labour MSPs, as well as running for Highland Council in 2012.  Now based again in my home city of Glasgow, I live with my wife Helen in the East End as part of an EDEN project, committing with a local church to living long term in our local community, and contributing to its ongoing development and regeneration.


Fred Grindrod, West Midlands Rep


Bio coming soon

Eastern Rep - Could this be you?

If you would like to help local members connect, perhaps organise some events or assist others to do so and generally enthuse about working on the left of politics, please contact us at or give us a call!



London Rep - Could this be you?

If you would like to help local members connect, perhaps organise some events or assist others to do so and generally enthuse about working on the left of politics, please contact us at or give us a call!



Sunny Mandich, South East Rep

From my childhood, I was involved with my local community and church, in particular with working with marginalised groups in our society to enable them to have a voice. However, it was Andy Flanagan’s book ‘Those who show up’, that demonstrated the pathways into party politics and inspired me to become involved within the Labour Party.

The first steps into the public sphere are often the most challenging, which is why I consider that Christians on the Left can be so effective in providing this support. In building our relationships with members and connecting them with others in their local communities, we can encourage them on their journey.


Martin Holst, South West Rep

Martin is a former maths lecturer, and elected staff governor in tertiary education.   He is now retired and a member of the college of medicine's Patients' Council, the south west regional rep for Christians on the Left and involved with the annual Tolpuddle Festival. 


Tom Bray, North Rep

I've been a member of Christians on the Left since the start of 2015, encouraged by friends in the region to engage with politics. I have been encouraged by the voice CotL has in the political conversation and want to encourage others to engage with what we do.
I see Christians on the Left as a voice to the church, encouraging Christians to get involved in local politics; a voice to the Labour Party, shaping policy with Kingdom values; and an encouragement for those already in politics whether MPs, school governers, union representatives or baronesses. I am excited to grow a movement of Christians supporting one another in politics in the North East.
Alongside that, I am an engineer living in Durham, married to Esther, active in my local church, trustee of a local charity and director of a food waste organisation.


Mark Wodrow, North West Rep

I have been a Labour Party member for the past three years having rejoined after joining as an undergraduate in 1988. I live in Stockport and am a branch member at Denton and Reddish. I am a lifelong Labour supporter and believe in democratic socialism, a fair, just Britain, where everyone can achieve and all can meet their God given potential. I attend Northern Moor community church and believe in the kingdom of God being built through community outreach and love in action through social and political activism.

As the North West regional representative I want to begin to build a network of supporters in the North West where the policies of the current government are doing so much harm. This includes organizing more events and get-togethers where we can support each other and begin to challenge the current wave of austerity and support the Labour Party in putting together policies and ideas that will bring about a more just and equal country. I have recently joined Momentum and believe that we must work together despite differences we may have about policies and how we can bring about a just and fair Britain. I am a member of the Child Poverty Action Group, Greenpeace, and Shelter, as well as being an active supporter of all that Tearfund do. 

Brian Moss, Northern Ireland RepBrian Moss

Living in Belfast, I got more involved in politics after the 2015 UK General Election, having become concerned about the effects of Westminster government austerity and why it was only being visited against the poor in our society. I found Christians on the Left after typing 'Christian socialism' into Google one evening at home, as I had found that my political leanings were increasingly to the left and I wanted to see whether this was compatible with my Christian faith - I have gladly found out that it is more than OK to be a Christian on the left side of politics! 

I am passionate about all kinds of environmental, economic and social justice issues, but have a particularly sharp interest in defending our welfare state, in all its aspects (the NHS, legal aid, social housing, education and social security).

I am pleased to serve as secretary for Christians on the Left Northern Ireland. We occupy something of a unique space in Northern Irish politics, as the group is inter-party and non-denominational - neither are we a nationalist nor a unionist grouping, rather the group seeks to be an influence and to build alliances across all political parties in the province, particularly with those who identify as being on the left. 

Away from politics, I am a solicitor specialising in judicial review cases in a broad range of areas, with a specific interest in educational law and in immigration. I feel that taking campaigns for social justice to the wider stage of politics, broadens the scope of my passion into a bigger sphere, rather than it just being concentrated upon individual cases. 

And while I'm not doing all of that, you can find me being a busy dad of two beautiful girls, helping out in Sunday school, watching sport, or even playing golf averagely. 

Wales Rep - Sam Pritchard

Yorkshire and the Humber Rep - Could this be you?

If you would like to help local members connect, perhaps organise some events or assist others to do so and generally enthuse about working on the left of politics, please contact us at or give us a call!


East Midlands Rep - Could this be you?

If you would like to help local members connect, perhaps organise some events or assist others to do so and generally enthuse about working on the left of politics, please contact us at or give us a call!


Office and Communications Manager:

Daniel May-Miller

DanielDaniel has worked for CotL since January 2016 and enjoys taking on the myriad of tasks involved in running the office and co-coordinating events and communications. Daniel's wife Hannah is a Doctor and between them they juggle childcare for their three under 8's, working at the office & hospital and getting stuck into their community in South London, where they live and attend a local Church whilst figuring out what "whole life discipleship" means whilst generally being ordinary radicals*.

Volunteer Team and Regular Contributors

We have a fantastic team of volunteers who do all sorts of amazing work with us, from editing the website, writing articles, managing our Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, to planning and organising events, fundraising, promoting and praying for us. We'd be at a bit of a loss without them. Thanks to you all, you know who you are.

Special mentions to Matthew Judson, Steph Franklin, Anya Sizer, Jenny Symmons, Leila Bousbaa and everyone who took time to assist us at conference in 2019: the team spirit has been fantastic and it really is a group effort that brings everything together. Extra special thanks to John Enright who dutifully collects the post almost every week and assists with all manner of tasks, Hannah Rich who steers the Twitter ship and generally supports the communications team and Heather Staff who has her fingers in so many pies she should open a bakery.


*read Shane Claiborne if you need to know more...

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commented 2017-09-25 21:22:02 +0100 · Flag
I have just joined Christians on the left. I live in the North East Scotland. Im not sure what skills ive actually got. But i want to be involved. I work with homelessness and addiction an cotl in this political world bring a bit of hope for making a difference. I am also a member of the labour party. Great web site snd videos