Voluntary activities and politics

Now that my house is finally sorted and hopefully requires no more immediate work, I’m looking through my volunteer commitments for things to do in my spare time. At present my only major commitment is chairing FLOSS UK/UKUUG, but that will come to an end at some point this year because I want to start the handover process well in advance of me stepping down from Council in September 2013.

One thing I would like to do is get involved in politics again—as in party politics, not an NGO which focuses on political campaigning or lobbying. The difficulty is finding a party where I agree with most of the policies—total agreement is both unlikely and boring. I did enjoy my time in the Conservative Party, but they were a bit too extreme on issues like immigration, human rights and law and order. Ideologically I probably fit somewhere in between the Tories and the Lib Dems, closer to the former on Europe and to the latter on equality and liberty.