Period Power is very proud of our 5 Patrons, all of whom were chosen for their commitment to social justice and ending much of the austerity driven poverty that blights the lives of many.
We would like to welcome Chris Williamson MP, our newest patron. Chris is a British Labour politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Derby North since 8 June 2017, having served previously for the same seat from 2010 until 2015. He was Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government for three years between October 2010 and October 2013.
He is a member of the League Against Cruel Sports and vice chair of the Local Government Anti Poverty Forum
Peter Stefanovic, is a high profile Lawyer, Journalist, blogger, Filmmaker, campaigner, Labour supporter and Political and Social Commentator widely known for his no nonsense films debunking Political deceit. He has a weekly post reach of over 10 million people. Stefanovic is a former Partner at national Law Firm Simpson Millar LLP. Heralded as one of the UK’s most successful Clinical Negligence Lawyers Stefanovic was nominated for Legal Personality of the Year in 2016. He is a champion for social Justice and the NHS. He is a columnist in THE WORD Newspaper and regularly appears on television and radio. His video reaction to Laura Kuenssberg (March 2017) was watched by 1.3 Million People in 48 hours. His 2 films responding to the U.K Governments confidence and supply agreement with the DUP were watched over 5 million times in a week. Stefanovic’s films and Political commentaries have had over 20 million views in the past year alone.
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#Nurses #Miners Pension Campaign
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Owen Jones, is a British newspaper columnist, commentator and left wing political activist. He writes a column for The Guardian and for the New Statesman. Jones is a former contributor to The Independent. Graduated at University College, Oxford.
In 2011, Jones’ first book, Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class, he discusses stereotypes of sections of the British working class and the use of the pejorative term “chav”. In November 2012, Jones was awarded Journalist of the Year at the Stonewall Awards, along with Times journalist Hugo Rifkind.
In November 2013 he delivered the Royal Television Society’s Huw Wheldon Memorial Lecture, Totally Shameless: How TV Portrays the Working Class.
Owen’s second book, The Establishment: And How They Get Away With It, was published in September 2014.
Paula Sherriff, MP is a British Labour Party politician. She has been the Member of Parliament for Dewsbury since gaining the seat from the Conservatives at the general election in May 2015. Sherriff was previously a councillor in Pontefract on Wakefield District Council.
On 21 March 2016, it was officially acknowledged that the “Tampon Tax” would be abolished. Paula Sherriff became the first backbench MP in Parliamentary history to have had an amendment to a Budget resolution successfully adopted. Both the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Labour Party commended her work on the issue.
She was appointed Shadow Minister for Mental Health and Social Care in January 2018.
Paul Farrelly, MP is a British Labour Party politician and journalist, who has been the Member of Parliament for Newcastle-under-Lyme since 2001.
He was educated at the Wolstanton Grammar School (which later became Marshlands Comprehensive High School) on Milehouse Lane in Newcastle-under-Lyme, before studying at St Edmund Hall, Oxford where he obtained a BA in PPE in 1984.
After his education he worked at managerial level in the corporate finance department with Barclays de Zoete Wedd, and, in 1990 joined Reuters as a correspondent and news editor.