30 under 30 Members

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The 2017 30 Under 30 cohort started in January 2017 and will be part of the scheme until December 2017. You can find out more about them below.





Bios of participants

Benedict Allbrooke

Hi, I'm Benedict from Brighton & Hove where I work as a research fellow in Particle Physics at Sussex University. I'm an active member of Brighton & Hove Green Party and serve on the local party Executive committee as the liason to the Green city councillors. I'm looking forward to gaining the skills to allow me to be more effective at helping with the internal workings of the party.



Helen Billam

I'm Helen, I work in comms for a health charity and I'm doing a part-time Masters degree in Politics. In my spare time I volunteer with my church, enjoy cycling (especially outside London) and mentor students interested in getting into the voluntary sector.


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Michael Cope

My name is Michael and I'm a writer from Cardiff. I am currently the co-Deputy Spokesperson of Wales Green Pride and the Equality and Diversity Officer for Cardiff Green Party. I'm hoping to use what I learn from this scheme to help the Wales Green Party to greater electoral success.

Kenneth Green

Hi, I’m Kenneth. I’m currently working for an international development charity and I’m also one of the co-chairs of the London Young Greens. I’m originally from Scotland but I’ve been living in London the past few years. I’m keen to improve my campaigning skills this year and I know 30 under 30 will help with this. I’m also looking forward to meeting all the other 30u30ers and learning lots from them!

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Jenny Hodge

Hia, I’m Jenny! I’m originally from the South Wales Valleys but am currently studying in Manchester. I’m about to graduate as a Speech and Language Therapist and am both excited and nervous about starting work! In short, I’m passionate about the earth and the people living here – and hope this involvement will help me make a difference, whilst promoting the values of the Green Party.


Lucy Jordan

I'm Lucy. I live in Edinburgh where I study Philosophy and Politics. I am also co-convenor of Edinburgh Young Greens. From the scheme I hope to learn more about the inner workings of the Green Party and grow I'm confidence to support it.


Lucy Madeley

I'm Lucy, I am currently studying in East London but grew up in Shropshire. I am currently studying History at Queen Mary University. I am currently President of the QM Young Greens Society, as well as being on the Green Students Campaign committee. I am looking forward to learning more about policy, as well as improving my campaigning skills!

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Eleanor Morrissey

Hi, my name is Eleanor and I'm originally from Wakefield, West Yorkshire. I am currently studying for a masters in International Relations, before I worked as an English teacher in Spain after graduating in English Literature at QMUL. I am excited to learn more about the Green Party and its organisation, in particular campaigning and its focus on social justice.


Matthew Pickles

Hi, I'm Matthew. I'm from Leeds, and I've been a member of the green party for almost three years. I am due to starting a job as a prison officer, and I am passionate about all forms of social justice. In 2015, I was the Green Party campaigns manager for the General Election Parliamentary campaign in the constituency of Middlesbrough. I am looking forward to learning more about policy, and more about the Green Party in general.


Alex Price

I’m Alex, born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne, currently in Milton Keynes. I am working on my PhD at the Open University’s research campus, looking at the chances of life surviving in the early Mars environment. I’m hoping to build skills in election campaigning and learn more about national and international policy making. 

Ivy Rimmer-Tagoe

My name is Ivy and I’m originally from Liverpool. I’m in my final year of university in Manchester studying Economics. I’m excited to learn more about the Green’s environmental policies at a UK and European level and learn some tips for effective campaigning to aid my involvement within the Green Party and the Green movement as a whole.


Ramona Sharples

Hello, I’m Ramona and spend my time between Pembrokeshire and the Forest of Dean. I’m currently the Co-Chair of the Wales Young Greens and study art with the intention of beginning a degree in politics in September. I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to gain experience in campaigning and events organising for the Green Party.


Frankie-Rose Taylor

Hi! My name's Frankie-Rose and I'm a performer and political activist from East London, currently studying a masters in Canterbury. I am an active with both the Newham and Canterbury District Green Parties and am really looking forward to learning more about what I can do for the party nationally.


Emily West

Hello, I'm Emily. I am from Rotherham but currently based in Budapest. I am on the Young Greens International Committee and also work as a teacher in a kindergarten. I am very much looking forward to learning more and becoming more involved in international projects!


Daisy Wiles-Holt

Hi, I’m Daisy and I’m from Devon. I am studying Media with Events and I am looking forward to taking part in this training scheme, meeting new people and expanding my knowledge and experience within the Green Party and politics.


Aimee Wilkinson

My name is Aimee and I am first year medical student at Bristol University. I am grateful for this opportunity to further my political interest and I look forward to meeting other enthusiastic young greens.  



Lily Worfolk

Hi, I’m Lily, I am 16, and I am currently in my first year of Sixth Form College. I am joint Young Green co-ordinator of North Lincolnshire Green Party, and I am looking forward to developing the skills needed to start organising campaigns on a local and national level for the Green Party. Looking forward to meeting everyone!