Mike’s Statement


Mike’s campaign statement

I have worked alongside or with the European Movement since 2015, when I founded Scientists for EU. I not only know its organisational structures and key people, but thanks to seven years of campaigning, I well know the substantial branches network, having visited dozens of local groups over the last few years for speeches, events and rallies.

All this would allow me to hit the ground running on becoming Chair. In 2023, tides are turning in our favour with Brexit disenchantment giving way to surging public support for rejoin. The EM needs to capitalise quickly on this and up its public brand recognition. That not only means broadcast media and the press, it also means on social media and in the streets. I fully support EM’s ‘step-by-step to rejoin’ policy.

The EM is now the hub for the network of pro-EU local groups around the country. But many need re-energising and many new branches need to be formed to serve EM’s growing membership base. 

We must:

(1) increase policy capacity to develop campaigning materials and a roadmap,

(2) increase support for Young European Movement,

(3) develop a parliamentary support network, and

(4) build relations with businesses and a wide range of civil society organisations.


All together that will help us to develop the truly nationwide movement that EM must be in order to lead the country to build us back, step-by-step, to our rightful place in the European Union.

I have the campaigning, campaign-building, and leadership experience for this role. I also have the positive energy and vision needed to make it fly.

Throughout my campaign, I will be updating this website to expand the vision, provide additional materials and further explain my credentials for this leadership role.

I can be contacted on email or via Twitter.

Looking forward to your support – Mike