About us

The Centre for Migration and Economic Prosperity was founded on the principle of creating a fair, flexible and forward thinking immigration system that is fit for the 21st century.

CMEP believes that immigration if managed and controlled by governments who think about their people, nation first can develop policies that listen and are accepted by the community. This in turn will reduce the negative language and concerns that uncontrolled migration brings and will lead to a beneficial system where immigration is no longer seen as major burden or concern.

Our wonderful team

Amazing people with bright ideas!

Editor

Steven Woolfe

Steven Woolfe was born in 1967 and grew up in Manchester on the council estates of Moss Side, Burnage and Withington. His mother is the daughter of my Irish born grandmother and English grandfather and his father was black and jewish ancestry.

Having won a scholarship to a Grammar school he went on to study law at the University of Aberystwyth, became a barrister of the English & Welsh bar, went on to became a lawyer, General and Compliance professional in the City of London for major investment Banks including UBS, Credit Suisse, Standard Bank and consulting to Barclays Capital and Aviva and Hedge Funds including a time as Chair of the Hedge Funds Lawyers Association.

Having started his career as a Labour Party member, then a Conservative councillor he became a member of the European Parliament in 2014 for UKIP, where he shot to acclaim as the Migration Spokesman, steering their Fair, Flexible Immigration policy and debating in a balanced manner the belief immigration can be a positive thing for a nation provided it was managed equitably. He became an Independent MEP in 2016 and has remained so since.

He strongly believes his background and route through life enables him to understand both the needs of communities affected by immigration and the life of immigrants who have settled in the UK. He passionately believe Britain is not a racist nation, but a fair one where all can live but policies need to address the inequities in society and the impacts of immigration both positive and negative.

Researcher

Clare Colgan

Another Mancunian but unlike Steven a huge supporter of the other club Manchester City. Clare enjoys the challenges of finding new information and new ideas then using new ideas to disseminate them. She looks forward to working with our new contributors and bringing the podcasts and briefings to life.

Our advisory board

Sound Advice from Sound People!

Founder

Steven Woolfe

Steven Woolfe was born in 1967 and grew up in Manchester on the council estates of Moss Side, Burnage and Withington. His mother is the daughter of my Irish born grandmother and English grandfather and his father was black and jewish ancestry.

Having won a scholarship to a Grammar school he went on to study law at the University of Aberystwyth, became a barrister of the English & Welsh bar, went on to became a lawyer, General and Compliance professional in the City of London for major investment Banks including UBS, Credit Suisse, Standard Bank and consulting to Barclays Capital and Aviva and Hedge Funds including a time as Chair of the Hedge Funds Lawyers Association.

Having started his career as a Labour Party member, then a Conservative councillor he became a member of the European Parliament in 2014 for UKIP, where he shot to acclaim as the Migration Spokesman, steering their Fair, Flexible Immigration policy and debating in a balanced manner the belief immigration can be a positive thing for a nation provided it was managed equitably. He became an Independent MEP in 2016 and has remained so since.

He strongly believes his background and route through life enables him to understand both the needs of communities affected by immigration and the life of immigrants who have settled in the UK. He passionately believe Britain is not a racist nation, but a fair one where all can live but policies need to address the inequities in society and the impacts of immigration both positive and negative.

Board Executive

Mark Hughes

Mark Hughes is a successful entrepreneur, Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society and holds advanced Diplomas in most financial regulated products and pensions.

After working for Lloyd banking group he founded his own regulated financial service business Mark Hughes & Associates. Which he grew for 20 years before it was acquired by a larger financial institution. He continues to work as a special advisor to the business and clients

He was a founder member of the SDP in 1981, has contested General Elections for the Conservative party and is currently Deputy Leader of Royston Council, a Council Member of the Luton and Hertfordshire Insurance Institute and member of the Economic Research Council.

Our contributors

Great Writing from Great People!

Contributor

Steven Woolfe

Steven Woolfe was born in 1967 and grew up in Manchester on the council estates of Moss Side, Burnage and Withington. His mother is the daughter of my Irish born grandmother and English grandfather and his father was black and jewish ancestry.

Having won a scholarship to a Grammar school he went on to study law at the University of Aberystwyth, became a barrister of the English & Welsh bar, went on to became a lawyer, General and Compliance professional in the City of London for major investment Banks including UBS, Credit Suisse, Standard Bank and consulting to Barclays Capital and Aviva and Hedge Funds including a time as Chair of the Hedge Funds Lawyers Association.

Having started his career as a Labour Party member, then a Conservative councillor he became a member of the European Parliament in 2014 for UKIP, where he shot to acclaim as the Migration Spokesman, steering their Fair, Flexible Immigration policy and debating in a balanced manner the belief immigration can be a positive thing for a nation provided it was managed equitably. He became an Independent MEP in 2016 and has remained so since.

He strongly believes his background and route through life enables him to understand both the needs of communities affected by immigration and the life of immigrants who have settled in the UK. He passionately believe Britain is not a racist nation, but a fair one where all can live but policies need to address the inequities in society and the impacts of immigration both positive and negative.

Contributor

Clare Colgan

Another Mancunian but unlike Steven a huge supporter of the other club Manchester City. Clare enjoys the challenges of finding new information and new ideas then using new ideas to disseminate them. She looks forward to working with our new contributors and bringing the podcasts and briefings to life.
Contributor

Cliff Dixon

Cliff Dixon is lifelong Londoner, Independent Campaigner, Blogger and activist.