Leadership

About Us

Leadership

Freedom Alliance is a democratic member led organisation. Day to day management is through an Executive Committee. Whilst the initial Executive Committee has been established by the founding members all posts on Committee will be subject to election every four years. All members are entitled to stand and vote in these elections. The first elections are scheduled for the Summer of 2021. All posts are unpaid and the party does not currently employ any staff.

Our clear aim is to build a grassroots movement that is organised and co-ordinated locally with minimal central management.

The Current Executive Committee comprises the following positions

Leader, Chair, Treasurer, Nominations Officer, Scotland Co-ordinator, three additional members.

Jonathan Tilt

Leader

Jonathan Tilt

Jonathan is a Chartered Accountant who after working in financial management for twenty years retrained as an acupuncturist. Since 2010 he has been the sole practitioner at Barnsley Acupuncture. He has a detailed understanding of the challenges facing small and medium sized enterprises who have been abandoned by the legacy political parties. Through his work as an acupuncturist he has witnessed first hand the mental health crisis that has been caused by the government’s actions during 2020.

Jonathan lives near Dewsbury and has a thirteen-year old daughter and a five -year old son. Jonathan’s partner Anthea is a primary school teacher.  He is (an increasingly slow) marathon runner and long-distance swimmer.

Jonathan was a founder member of the Freedom Alliance who acts as nominated treasurer and is heavily involved in membership and candidate liaison.

Kaela Banthorpe

Chair

Kaela Banthorpe

I am looking forward to contributing to the development and running of our new political party alongside our dedicated committee and members. We are united in our aim to bring an end to government imposed restrictions placed on our civil liberties and I believe together we can create a new era of politics which embraces open debate, honesty, freedom of thought and accountability. I would like to extend a huge thank you to our membership for their encouragement and support in recent times - you can be assured that I will try my very best to discharge my responsibilities as Chair with integrity, commitment and compassion.

Carole Dobson

Scientific Adviser

Carol Dobson

A stalwart campaigner for Freedom Alliance, and the principles of personal liberty, Carol is a veterinarian who has worked closely with her local community since 1983, in both Scotland and England. A Glasgow University graduate, Carol has spent her career working with others to ensure the ethical and humane treatment of animals. 

Carol has been firmly opposed to the current restrictions since their inception, and, as a scientist and clinician, is appalled at the manipulation and misrepresentation of science and data as a basis for justifying a political agenda.

Carol’s family, like most families, has been directly impacted by the restrictions, with her two young adult children being forced to abandon independent lives and return home.

Carol is committed to opposing and ending the current restrictions, and to ensuring the restoration and preservation of a fairer, freer, and more equitable society for all.

A Lanarkshire native, Carol currently lives on a converted dairy farm in Ayrshire with her children, and a variety of rescue animals, including ponies, hens, guinea pigs, and a budgie.

Promoter

Lien Davies

A native of Swansea, Wales, Lien currently lives in West Yorkshire, where he runs a successful plumbing business. Lien’s work brings him into contact with a wide variety of different people every day, and from the beginning of “lockdown”, he was struck by how much discontent and opposition to the undemocratically enforced restrictions he was witnessing. Seeing how much damage and distress the coronavirus measures were causing to clients, family, and friends, Lien felt compelled to take action.

A founding member of Freedom Alliance, Lien functions as the party’s promoter, and is also standing as a candidate for the Welsh Assembly, where he will be campaigning to restore all civil liberties and personal freedoms to the people.

A keen cyclist, Lien lives in Wakefield with his nineteen-year-old son.