I have been fortunate enough to know Phillipa for a few years. She is in my wider circle of aquaintances. But recently I was able to sit down with her and ask her about her work in the political arena. I hope you enjoy watching this video as much as I enjoyed recording it.
Philippa Stroud is the Executive Director of the UK’s Centre for Social Justice. She spent seventeen years in poverty-fighting projects and published a book on social injustice before her involvement in the CSJ. From 1987 to 1989 Philippa worked in Hong Kong and Macau among the addict community. From 1989 to 1996 she pioneered a four-stage residential support project in Bedford enabling homeless people to move off the streets and to become contributing members of the community. From 2001 to 2003 Philippa developed a project to care for the homeless, addicts, and those in debt in Birmingham. In 2003 she became a founder of the Centre for Social Justice. In 2005 Philippa became the Director of the Conservative Party’s Social Justice Policy Group focusing on rethinking the Party’s approach to the family, education, addiction, debt, and employment.
Philippa has been selected as the Conservative’s candidate for Sutton and Cheam to be the Member of Parliament at the next election. You can see her campaign page, or join her Facebook group.