Amul Pandya

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Amul Pandya worked for the Hands Off Our Packs campaign, which was run by Forest.1 Underlining the close links between Forest and the campaign, he said that he was a “researcher at Forest” on his LinkedIn profile.2 As of May 2012 he no longer worked for the Hands Off Our Packs campaign.
He graduated in law from Southampton University in 2009 and since then has written and researched for the Institute of Economic Affairs, Centre for Social Cohesion and Henry Jackson Society.1
He is chairman of the Institute of Economic Affairs‘ young professionals’ group I On The Future. He “hosts regular networking events that bring together like-minded free marketeers under the age of 30 working in finance, law and industry”.1

Hands Off Our Packs

In a press release to announce his employment by the Hands Off Our Packs campaign, Pandya said:

There is a worrying trend amongst democratic societies of governments seeking to micro-manage our lifestyles. Despite being told these are times of debt and austerity, taxpayers’ hard earned cash is being thrown at lobbyists who tell us what and when to eat, how much to run and therefore sit, and when, where and in what way we can drink or smoke. Plain packaging is just a small part of this trend and it is essential that as many people as possible send a message to politicians that we are fed up with our elected representatives fiddling with our lives instead of addressing far more important issues.1

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  1. abcdHands Off Our Packs, Forest announces Hands Off Our Packs campaign team, 6 February 2012, accessed 8 February 2012
  2. LinkedIn, Amul Pandya, undated, accessed 8 February 2012