Matthew Lesh

Director of Public Policy and Communications
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Matthew Lesh is the Director of Public Policy and Communications at the Institute of Economic Affairs.

His papers include Bangers and Cash: Cutting red tape to put Britain at the centre of the cultivated meat revolution, Expanding the Web: The case against net neutrality and An Unsafe Bill: How the Online Safety Bill threatens free speech, innovation and privacy.

Matthew often appears on television and radio, is a columnist for London’s CityAM newspaper, and a regular writer for publications such as The Times, The Telegraph and The Spectator. He is also a Fellow of the Adam Smith Institute and Institute of Public Affairs.

Matthew graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Arts (Degree with Honours) and completed a Masters in Public Policy and Administration at the London School of Economics, where he received the Peter Self Prize for Best Overall Result.

 

 

 

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