Craig Bateman is an undergraduate politics and philosophy student at St. Chad’s College, Durham, where he was elected to represent his fellow students on the college governing body in March 2016.
As a firm believer in localism, Craig has been a member of the Boys’ Brigade in Worcestershire for over 15 years, and represented the Wyre Forest’s 10,000 young people on the county youth cabinet between 2013 and 2016.
Craig has also worked on a national level with organisations such as Model Westminster and Step up to Serve.
As the first-ever International Communications Manager at Cattleya CIC, Craig has also worked on an international level, and advocated the views of young people on delegations to both the United Nations in Geneva, as well as in Thailand and Cambodia with the World Challenge organisation.
Craig works in digital services within local government, and is a keen volunteer within the third sector, primarily as a member of the Management Committee at Kidderminster and District Youth Trust.
In his spare time, Craig works freelance in social media, digital outreach, and brand awareness, and helps charities and campaigns to increase their online presence.
As part of United Politics, Craig writes about civil society, political philosophy, and the sociology of politics. He is also working on a social participation project as part of Local Democracy Week 2016, which is due to be published in October.