About us

The Northern Independence Party was started in October 2020 by a group of Northerners who’d had enough of being let down by Westminster.

The (interim) team

Elections for committee positions will be held after the local and by-elections in May.

Founder

Phillip Proudfoot
Born: County Durham
Lives: Brighton (for work - the North/South divide strikes again)

Founder

Evie McGovern
Born: Wigan
Lives: Liverpool

Chair

Suzanne Clifton
Born: Hemel Hempstead
Lives: Warrington

Vice Chair

Meredith Knowles
Born: Kendal, Cumbria
Lives: currently Chicago, USA (we are international)

Treasurer

Joe Wilson
Born: Harrogate
Lives: York

Inclusion and Diversity

Our members come from all walks of life. We will always fight against bigotry of all kinds - including racism, antisemitism, misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia.

To learn more about us, read the statements in our manifesto.