Local Works Coordinator: Steve Shaw
Steve is grass roots mass mobilisation specialist. He spent 4 years as Co-ordinator of the Local Works coalition that successfully campaigned for the Sustainable Communities Bill to become law as the Sustainable Communities Act 2007. He now co-ordinates the coalition's promotion of the Act across the country.
Steve has also worked on parliamentary campaigns, most recently for Friends of the Earth and the Stop Climate Chaos coalition on the Climate Change Bill campaign. That Bill successfully passed its final House of Common's stage on 28 October 2008. He has also worked in Parliament as an All-Party Group Co-ordinator. Steve grew up in Sydney, Australia and moved to England as a teenager. He studied Economics at Exeter University and worked in consultancy in the City of London before becoming involved in political campaigns.
Phone +44 (0) 20 7278 4443 ext 1016
Projects Manager: Daniel Flanagan
Daniel joined Local Works in 2008 and has been a central member of the team that has campaigned for the implementation of the Sustainable Communities Act since it was passed and for the Sustainable Communities Act Amendment Act of 2010. Daniel has also published a general Best Practice Guide for Councils on the Sustainable Communities Act, has provided specialist policy advice for organisations using the Act and advice to councils to on using the Act. Daniel has an intimate knowledge of the Sustainable Communities Act and of policy proposals put forward under the Act. He has built up close working relationships with a large number of councils and Local Works coalition organisations.
Before joining Unlock Democracy, Daniel was the Legal Director of a law firm. He studied history at Cambridge University, gaining an upper second class honours degree in 2002, before completing a Masters in Political Science in 2006, gaining a Distinction for his work on environmental policy. Daniel has also acted as a consultant for councils on sustainability issues.
Phone:+44 (0) 20 7278 4443 ext 1009
Outreach Officer: Ameneh Enayat
Ameneh is responsible for building links with under-represented groups and inspiring them to use the Sustainable Communities Act. She has substantial outreach experience and has delivered a range of public engagement projects for the BBC and various arts charities. Talk to Ameneh if you are interested in her meeting with your organisation.
Phone:+44 (0) 20 7278 4443
Campaign Assistant: Zoe Stavri
Zoe works closely with the team to produce our front-facing campaign work as well as plenty of behind-the-scenes tasks. She is likely to be your first point of contact if you approach us with questions. She also works on our social media and web presence.
Parliamentary Advisor: Ron Bailey
Ron Bailey was the Director of Local Works during the campaign for the Act to become law. Ron now acts as a Parliamentary Advisor to Local Works on a pro bono basis. He is the county's leading expert on getting Private Members Bills through Parliament and has run over 25 successful campaigns for legislative changes. Ron has a 30-year record of organising Parliamentary and community campaigns across a broad range of issues. He has been instrumental in getting a number of Acts of Parliament on to the statute book, such as the Climate Change Act, the Home Energy Conservation Act, Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act and the Road Traffic Reduction Act. He is also the parliamentary adviser to the Micropower Council and the All Party Warm Homes Group.