John Hirst

South-West Ambassador


For a long time John has known that current drug laws don’t work but it was after reading Johann Hari’s fantastic book, Chasing the Scream that the stark reality of prohibition really hit home.

After that he became committed to working towards drug policy reform and became an activist with Transform and Anyone’s Child in his home town of Bristol. He’s lobbied MPs and councillors and spoken with many people from across the reformist movement to educate himself as much as possible in this debate.

As a Labour activist, he is passionate about real social reform and the aims of the Labour movement.