Our 2018


What a year! Since the beginning of 2018 we have grown beyond our hometown of Manchester and expanded across the UK, with our second office opening in London this summer.

We’re thrilled to be able to say that this academic year we have run/ will be running Talking Gender, our special thematic version of the Digital Surgeries programme in:

  • Bath, Bath and North East Somerset

  • Barnsley, South Yorkshire

  • Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Boston, Lincolnshire

  • Brent, Greater London

  • Chafford Hundred, Essex

  • Gravesham, Kent

  • Hammersmith & Fulham, Greater London

  • Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

  • Rochdale, Greater Manchester

  • Southwark, Greater London

  • Walthamstow, Greater London

  • Westminster, Greater London

On top of this, we had some major milestones this year, including:

  • Establishing the Manchester and London Democracy Hubs in collaboration with The Democratic Society and The RSA. These have brought together organisations working on democracy across both cities, and will take place bi-annually; the next Manchester Democracy Hub will be on Wednesday 23 January 2019.

  • Harriet’s nomination as ‘Changemaker of the Year’ in the Cabinet Office’s National Democracy Week Awards 2018

  • Our first ever digital surgery with a government minister, with Minister for the Constitution Chloe Smith MP taking part in a surgery to mark National Democracy Week

  • Delivering surgeries at WIRED’s Next Generation event

  • Expanding our network of politicians to over 50, with MPs, mayors and councillors from every UK-wide major political party including Amber Rudd MP, Mayor Andy Burnham, Sir Vince Cable and Caroline Lucas MP

Our biggest thanks go to all to students, teachers and politicians we’ve worked with this year. Everything points towards 2019 being a year where political literacy will be more essential than ever - we can’t wait to help increase it amongst students throughout the UK.

Team TPP bringing the Christmas vibes

Team TPP bringing the Christmas vibes

Josh Dell