Co-founder of Make Votes Matter, student and activist
Owen first got involved in politics when he stood for and was voted Member of UK Youth Parliament in 2015 aged 16. Around the general election that same year he started an online petition for Proportional Representation receiving 240,000 signatures before being presented to David Cameron after the election in 2015. Connecting with other electoral reform campaigns through social media led to the birth of Make Votes Matter – a cross-party campaign to introduce proportional representation to the House of Commons by 2021, of which Owen is co-founder and spokesperson. Owen is also a student of History and Politics at Oxford University, a member of the Council of the Electoral Reform Society and the Youth Officer of Labour Campaign for Electoral Reform.