William first joined the SDP in 1982. A former District Councillor & Parliamentary Candidate, he presently serves on Corbridge Parish Council in Northumberland. William became leader of the Social Democrats in early 2018 and was re-elected in March 2020. William holds first and Masters degrees in Urban Planning and Property Management respectively and read Philosophy at Durham University at Postgraduate level.
William and Claire discuss the nature of the free speech crisis in British public life, the prognosis for identity politics as a part of our political debate, and what Brexit may mean and look like from an economically left-leaning perspective.