MEET THE PARLIAMENTARIANS
Meet the MPs supporting our efforts!
Damian Collins MP
MP for Folkestone and Hythe
Damian has been the MP for Folkestone and Hythe since 2010, having previously worked in the advertising industry. From 2016 to 2019, he was Chair of the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, leading inquiries on addictive and immersive technologies, reality TV, and disinformation and ‘fake news’. He also founded, with fellow parliamentarians from around the world, the International Grand Committee on disinformation and data privacy. He recently co-founded Infotagion, an independent COVID-19 fact-checking service to combat health disinformation.
“Social media and digital infrastructure have transformed our lives over the last decade- connecting people, creating jobs, and facilitating access to information. But we need to make sure that Government keeps up with the challenges of the digital market – be they disinformation, anti-competitiveness, or foreign-state influence. Digital Tories is a great opportunity to raise awareness of these issues in the Party and Parliament.”
Ruth Edwards MP
MP for Rushcliffe
Ruth has been the serving MP for Rushcliffe since December 2019. After beginning her early career working in the office of Crispin Blunt MP, Ruth went on to lead on strategy and public policy for BT’s cyber security business. Ruth has worked for TechUK and Deloitte, advising Government departments and FTSE 100 companies. Ruth has been recognised by the industry with a Europe-wide ISG Paragon ‘Women in Technology’ award for helping more young women into technology careers.
As an active member of the Parliamentary Internet, Communications and Technology Forum (PICTFOR), she works hard to help shape the future of the UK’s digital economy and unlock the potential for the growth of innovation and skilled jobs.
“Digital change impacts every single one of us, good and bad. We must make sure we keep our country safe online and ensure every one of us has the right skills to keep pace with evolving technology. As a Digital Tory, I see huge opportunity in the future digital agenda, with the potential for meaningful impact on how we all live and work together.”
Hall of fame
With thanks to the Digital Tories Founder and former Directors for building the foundations of our organisation.
Founder and Former Director