Matthew Elliott

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"Matthew Elliott is the Founder and Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, Britain’s pre-eminent conservative campaigning organisation. Matthew is a graduate of the London School of Economics and former employee of the European Foundation. He founded the TaxPayers’ Alliance in 2004, since when it has gone on to receive unrivalled media coverage and numerous plaudits and awards. Under his leadership, the TPA has grown from operating as a group of volunteers meeting in various coffee shops around London, to employing six members of staff working from offices in London and Birmingham. In 2006, the TPA won the ConservativeHome “One to Watch” award and in 2007 the Bumper Book of Government Waste was awarded the Sir Antony Fisher Memorial Award. In November 2007, Matthew was presented with the Conservative Way Forward ‘One of Us’ award by William Hague at the CWF annual dinner and in December the TPA won the Stockholm Network’s prestigious Golden Umbrella award for Innovation. Outside of his work at the TPA, Matthew has visited Azerbaijan (2000), Ukraine (2001) and Serbia (2006) on behalf of the Westminster Foundation. In June 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers & Commerce." [1]


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  1. Young Britons’ Foundation Speakers, organizational web page, accessed July 8, 2012.