Kirsty McNeill is a strategy consultant to the chief executives and senior management teams of some of the world’s leading charities and campaigning organisations. She has written on politics, campaigning and international affairs for outlets including The Telegraph, New Statesman, Fabian Review and Progress.
She spent three years as a Labour adviser in Number 10, four years as a local councillor and was a parliamentary candidate in the 2005 General Election, securing the biggest swing to Labour in the country. Before joining Number 10 in 2007, she was European Government Relations Manager for the international development campaign DATA (since renamed ONE) and served on the board of Make Poverty History.
She is on the boards of the Holocaust Educational Trust, the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and the Labour Women’s Network, in which capacity she trains hundreds of candidates for public office every year.
Subjects: Equalities (Women), Foreign Policy, International Development, Media, Labour Party (Beating the Opposition), Labour Party (Campaigning & Campaign Strategy), Scotland