Meet the Team


Matt Gillow, Managing Director

Former Head of Media and Campaign Director for The Times’ Top 25 blog Filibuster, Matt founded TalkPolitics alongside Carl Sacklen while at university in Leeds. He has bylines in the New Statesman, Virgin, Huff Post, and ShoutOut and is currently focused on establishing TP Consulting. He has previously worked with leading think-tanks and for a number of Members of Parliament.

Carl Sacklen, Founder, and former Editor-in-Chief

Carl and Matt founded TalkPolitics to tackle voter apathy. Serving as Editor-in-Chief for the blog until March 2017, Carl is currently studying at the University of Chicago and has bylines in The Huffington Post, The Independent, and CapX. @csacklen

Executive Team

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Guinevere Poncia, Editor-in-Chief

Guinevere studied history at Kings College London before embarking on a MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History at the University of Cambridge. She took over for Cameron Broome as Editor-in-Chief in September 2017 and one day hopes to work in politics.

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Henry Davies, Director of Operations

Henry is working towards his degree in Politics and International Relations at Aston University. During his time with TalkPolitics, he has led several campaigns, most recently with parliamentary petitions on media ownership and voter registration.

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Richard Wood, Director of Media

Richard is a masters student studying Political Research at the University of Aberdeen and has an MA in Economics and Politics from the same institution. He is also a Political and Current Affairs Journalist with Here Is The City, and was previously Head Editor of The Gaudie Student Newspaper. He has also written for a number of other outlets including the New Statesman.

Advisory Board

Louise Haigh MP

Senior Campaign Agents

Alasdair Fraser, Sub-editor


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William Fawcett, Sub-editor


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Eric Kostadinov, Sub-editor
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Ally Sadler, Assistant Director of Media
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Sophie Savage, Assistant to the Managing Director

Campaign Agents

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Special Mentions

Cameron Broome (former Editor-in-Chief)