John Ludlow is a freelance public affairs and communications professional, with substantial experience working with membership bodies and the voluntary sector.
Before moving to the House of Commons as a Research Assistant to a number of MPs, John was a history and economics teacher at a secondary school. For three years he was Adviser to the then shadow EU Minister, George Robertson MP, who later became Defence Secretary and NATO Secretary General.
After a stint as Producer at Sky News Westminster and then Parliamentary Officer for Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity, John became Head of Parliamentary Unit at the Law Society of England & Wales, the regulatory and representative body for solicitors, where he stayed for nine years. From 2008 to 2012, he was Head of Press and Public Affairs at Citizens Advice, where he worked on a wide range of public policy issues from debt and personal finance to energy efficiency.
Since becoming freelance in 2012, John has acted as a speechwriter to front-bench MPs and as a political adviser to campaigning organisations and all party parliamentary groups. As a trainer and facilitator his specialities include, the workings of Parliament and Government, the legislative process, effective lobbying and political influence, strategy planning, stakeholder support and managing policy development and delivery.