Gareth is an Ulsterman schooled at Portora Royal School and a Politics graduate of Brunel University. He is found lurking around the corridors of Westminster lobbying politicians on social policy. Previously he worked as William Hague’s 2001 General Election intern making very bad tea for the then Leader of the Conservative Party. He also worked for a short time for Her Majesties Inspectorate of Prisons. He appears from time to time on the media, mainly in relation to Gambling Policy.
He has debated on BBC Radio 4’s Moral Maze. Gareth advises the Gambling Commission’s Community Liaison Group and the Asylum Advocacy Group of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church. He volunteers as a Night-Pastor and has driven rally cars to the Arctic and the Sahara to raise money for charity. He enjoys military history, movies and listening to live bands. To keep fit he cycles, runs and drives convertibles.
From betting to minimum pricing: saving the poor from themselves?
"Although 'battle' suggests destruction, these were some of the most constructive debates I've taken part in. This was civilised conflict in the best sense of both words."
Julian Baggini, author, Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, and The Ego Trick