Chris Mendes, Party Leader
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Chris Mendes is the Founding Leader of the Foundation Party.
Formerly a member of the Labour Party, Chris firmly rejects the simple-minded collective action and moralistic rhetoric of the political Left, in favour of respect and appreciation for individual free expression and free choice.
With the belief that the mainstream parties have lost their way and are today without purpose or vision, Chris created the Foundation Party with his co-founders to offer a fresh, more principled and more ambitious way forward.
‘Vote Leave’ Campaigner
A passionate believer in democracy and self-government, Chris was highly active during the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union in 2016, co-running the Leave campaign on the ground in his hometown of Croydon.
For eight months leading up to polling day Chris was handing out leaflets, speaking to groups and individuals, knocking on doors and speaking at a number of public meetings.
Digital Media Consultant
Chris has been both employed and self-employed as a senior software engineer working for a range of commercial industries developing their web presence, digital communications and online business.
For several years Chris was a TA Army Reservist, first with B Company, the London Regiment (PWRR) and later 41 Signal Squadron, 38 Signals Regiment.
Attaining the rank of Lance Corporal, Chris was a Physical Training Instructor responsible for maintaining the physical fitness of his squadron.
A sporty personality, Chris plays casual and competitive football while supporting Arsenal.
Chris pictured whilst training at ITC Catterick
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Founded by grassroots campaigners, the Foundation Party is a UK registered political party working to offer an alternative direction of travel for the country.
We believe in greater freedom and liberty for the individual within a self-governing democratic nation. We offer a platform of radical self-empowerment suitable for the 21st century.