Catholic Union appoints new Head of Public Affairs

James Somerville-Meikle

James Somerville-Meikle

The Catholic Union has announced the appointment of James Somerville-Meikle in a new position as Head of Public Affairs. James studied History and Politics at Warwick University and gained a Masters degree in Middle East Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies. He has a public affairs background and will increase the impact of the Catholic Union's engagement with Parliament and Government.

James commented: "This is a hugely exciting opportunity and I am looking forward to building on the Catholic Union's 150 year history of giving a voice to Catholics in the public sphere.

Politics is changing fast and we must be able to communicate clearly and effectively to those in power. I will be working hard with other groups to make sure Catholic politicians have the tools they need to defend and promote their faith in an increasingly hostile public sphere."

The Catholic Union of Great Britain was founded in 1870 and is the voice of lay Catholics in public life. It makes representations to Parliament, the Government, regulatory bodies and the media.

Twitter: @CatholicUnionGB.


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