Paul Abernethy

Paul Abernethy

Government relations and public affairs adviser
Bond

Paul leads the political advocacy of Bond, working with parliamentarians and ministers in support of ending global poverty. He is the main point of contact for the Lobbying Group and is happy to help with any questions to do with public affairs.

He has over ten years of experience working in public affairs and campaigns, and in his spare time he leads a life that includes an unhealthy obsession with Marvel superhero films and Liverpool Football Club.

Posts

UK aid for people fleeing violence in Myanmar
17 July 2020
The International Development Select Committee criticises the UK government’s “out of the blue” decision to scrap DFID, saying the merger will jeopardise the effectiveness of UK aid spending.
30 January 2020
The government won't realise its vision of a global Britain if DFID is scrapped or merged with the FCO.
Downing street
18 December 2019
We look at the winners and losers from the general election following the Conservative party victory, and what this wholesale change could mean for international development.
Polling station
26 November 2019
We round up the Conservative Party's plans and pledges on aid, climate change, human rights, conflict policy and other areas of international development.
21 November 2019
We round up the Labour Party's plans and pledges on aid, climate change, human rights, conflict policy and other areas of international development.
Voters in Dewbury go in to a polling station
21 November 2019
We round up the Liberal Democrats' pledges on UK aid, foreign policy, human rights, climate change and other areas of international development.
Bond CEO Stephanie Draper with secretary of state for international development Alok Sharma
3 October 2019
Highlights from the international development fringe events and speeches from the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester.
Labour conference
26 September 2019
Highlights from the annual party conference and what it means for international development.
People at a conference
29 August 2019
Party conference season is back - here are some tips to get you through it and make the most of the advocacy opportunities.
Boris Johnson campaigning
24 July 2019
The new UK prime minister's views on aid spending and DFID's future as an independent government department.

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