People

David Semple

Manchester Federation Chairman

After working in the legal departments of Rank Film Distributors and Thorn EMI Screen  Entertainment, David produced theatrical fearure films in Canada, following which he ran several music businesses. 
David writes about Middle Eastern and international politics, he is a features writer for Israel News Online, makes documentary films and works in television broadcasting.

Shaden Jaradat

Manchester Federation Deputy Chairman Political

Shaden joined the Party in 2004 and has been involved in the Manchester Conservative Federation since 2008 (including being Deputy Chairman and Chairman in 2009 and 2010-12, respectively).
After finishing his degree in Natural Sciences at Cambridge in 2002 Shaden obtained a PhD in Physics from the University of Manchester in 2006. He has since been working at the University initially as a researcher and currently in the admin side managing the University's relations and recruitment in the Middle East and Africa.
Shaden lives with his wife and their young daughter in Manchester Withington.

Phelim Rowe

Manchester Federation Deputy Chairman Membership and Events

Phelim Rowe is a Conference Director with experience in both the public and private sectors. He has organised conferences in the US, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America on a variety of topics. Prior to conferencing he held Policy Advisor positions for Town Planning in the UK Department of Communities and Local Government and Trade, Defence Promotion and Ministerial Private Office in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. 

He holds an Undergraduate Degree from University College London and a Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. His personal interests include politics, world music, travelling and photography.

Jacqueline Foster MEP

On June 4th 2009, Jacqueline was elected as one of three Conservative MEPs for the North West of England. Jacqueline is the Conservative Party's Spokesman on the Transport & Tourism Committee, a position she also held between 1999 and 2004, and the Environment Committee.In addition, Jacqueline is Vice President of the Sky & Space Parliamentary Intergroup and is also Vice President of the Animal Welfare Parliamentary Intergroup.

Max Dowling

Manchester Conservative Future Chairman

As chairman of Manchester Conservative Future, I have responsibility for the youth wing of the party, which includes all Conservative Party members under the age of 30.

Sajjad Karim MEP

Sajjad was elected to Pendle Borough Council in May 1994, where he served for eight years holding key chairmanships and vice chairmanships.  In June 2004, he was elected as a Member of the European Parliament for the North West of England. He serves on the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade and is Rapporteur on EU-India Trade Relations. He is also a member of the European Parliament's Sub-Committee on Human Rights.