Mat Basford

Mat is based in Demsoc’s Manchester hub. He is passionate about making democracy easier to engage with, and increasing people’s understanding of the things that politicians argue over.

At Demsoc, he has helped research and write a guide to the arguments on both sides of the EU referendum, helped with research into improving online consultation in the UK, and supported a number of deliberative processes we have run including Fairer Scotland and NHS Citizen.

He has previously worked in policy research for Citizens Advice, as a research assistant at Cardiff University, and as a mobilisation assistant for a political party – and has an undergraduate degree in Combined Social Sciences, and a Masters in Ethics.