Upgrade Holyrood is run by me, Richard Wood. Originally from Edinburgh, I currently work as a parliamentary staffer to an MP in Westminster and have experience in analysis, communications, media and research. I also hold an MRes in Political Research.
The need for political reform drives much of my politics as shown by my activism with PR campaign-group Make Votes Matter, my former role as a director for youth-led think-tank TalkPolitics and involvement in the Electoral Reform Society. I was most recently published in Politics.co.uk.
I am a passionate supporter of the Scottish Parliament but I strongly believe that Scottish politics can and must be better. That’s where Upgrade Holyrood comes in!