Renew officially launched in February, 2018 after seven months of development by a core team sharing a vision of how UK politics could and should be – open, inclusive, trustworthy – instead of how it is – closed, exclusive, divisive.
The response so far has been overwhelming. Hundreds of candidates and supporters have been joining the party from all over Britain. UK nationals living across Europe and further afield are also finding a political home in Renew.
The party was founded by Chris Coghlan in August, 2017 and then joined by James Torrance and James Clarke, building on their joint experience as independent candidates in the 2017 general election to promote a new centrist movement.
The team soon expanded to include David Britten and Sandra Khadhouri and is now led by a chairman, three principals, a chief executive and an advisory board. The board members have broad experience from outside politics – public and private sector.