Jono Read is a 32-year-old campaigner, digital marketer and journalistfrom Norfolk.
He started his career writing a weekly newspaper column for the North Norfolk News before branching into social media marketing and digital campaigning.
He spearheaded a number of national campaigns – successfully fighting against the government’s cider tax in 2010 and collecting over 50,000 signatures on his online petition within 24 hours.
He also fought the BBC to try to save BBC Three from television closure – reaching 300,000 people on his change.org petition, gaining the support of celebrities including Jack Whitehall, Matt Lucas, and Greg James. He campaigned alongside the shadow chancellor John McDonnell.
He has written for publications including the Guardian, the Independent, the Eastern Daily Press, The New European and the Huffington Post. He has also been interviewed on a variety of subjects for big stories in the Daily Mail, the Times, on Channel 4 News, Sky News, and Radio 1’s Newsbeat.
Jono is a graduate from the University of East Anglia. He is currently the digital editor of The New European.