CfL Team



Emily Barley

Emily is a content and communications strategy consultant. She is passionate about the power of free markets to improve the living conditions of people on all levels of society and wishes to overturn the misconception that the Conservative Party seeks to protect privilege rather than spread opportunity.

Neil WIlsonNeil Wilson
Campaigns Director

Neil works in marketing for a large technology business and has been a Conservative member since 2005. In 2015 he stood for Parliament for the Belfast East constituency, notably achieving the party’s highest ever position there. As well as managing CfLs campaigns, Neil heads up CfL NI and firmly believes that Northern Ireland’s problems are fed by unusually high levels of aspiration-draining state interference. He’s a big fan of F.A Hayek, claiming that The Road to Serfdom changed his view of the world irrevocably.

Ben Kelly
Online Director

Ben is a writer, editor and Brexit campaigner. His political philosophy is an organic hybrid of classical liberalism and conservatism underpinned by a healthy instinctual scepticism. He advocates a counter-revolution to achieve the restoration of constitutional liberty and national independence. He blogs at The Sceptic Isle.


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Headshot1-139pxPaul Nizinskyj
Creative Editor

Paul is Political Assistant to the London Borough of Barnet Conservatives, whose radical administration of the borough since 2002 earned them the ire of the Guardian as ‘easyCouncil’. Prior to this, he worked as a journalist for six years, and is still occasionally published by The Spectator. He was a founding director of Conservatives for Liberty, having felt free market conservatives were under-represented in the party, and stepped down from the Executive after four years in March 2017 in order to focus on his career.

Stephen HoffmanStephen Hoffman
Parliamentary liaison officer

After he graduated, Stephen worked for the Zionist Federation as their Campaigns and Public Affairs Officer. He then went on to work as Parliamentary Assistant for David T C Davies, the MP for Monmouth and Chairman of the Welsh Affairs Committee.  He now works as public affairs executive in the travel and tourism industry. He is passionate about individual freedom and free markets.

Conservatives for Liberty Northern Ireland

andrewAndrew Wooster
Research Analyst NI

After leaving NI21 in 2014, Andrew joined the Conservatives and has since taken up a position as Vice Chairman of Queens University Belfast Conservative Future. Originally inspired by John Stuart Mills On Liberty he is an avid defender of free speech and the benefits of individualism.


daniel gaviganDaniel Gavigan
Policy Analyst NI

Dan is an English Literature graduate from Queens University Belfast, where he is the Chairman of the Libertarian Society. Through recruiting members at Society Fairs, and running many events often around the campus, he has expanded the Liberty following there greatly over the last few years. Dan is an enthusiast of political fiction, philosophy, and economics citing Anthony Burgess as a catalyst for his love of individual liberty, Ayn Rand for his objectivist outlook, and Milton Friedman for his staunch support of free-market capitalism.

Peter WilsonPete Wilson
Treasurer NI

Pete is a senior management consultant. The son of a fully paid up Communist father, and having been brought up in the dark and dismal 1970s he left home to work abroad in the early 1980s. Upon his return in the 1984 he discovered that the country had been transformed by the late Margaret Thatcher, and the rest is history. Pete is for power and decision making by individuals, and against ‘statism.