THE HEROIC HEARTS PROJECT
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CRISPIN BLUNT MP
Crispin was elected MP for Reigate in 1997 having formerly served as an Officer in the British Army.
In Parliament, Crispin has served in the Shadow Cabinet with briefs including trade and energy and security and counter-terrorism. He has served as both Minister for Prisons and as Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee.
Crispin is currently the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global LGBT Rights, co-chair of the APPG for Humanism and co-Chair of the APPG on Drug Policy Reform. He is the Conservative Middle East Council’s Vice-Chair.
In January 2019 Crispin set up and launched the Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group whose objective is to promote evidence-based drug policy reform on the center-right. He is currently the Group’s unremunerated Chair and Chief Executive Officer.
Ollie is a UK Special Forces veteran and a cornerstone of the team that brought the Special Forces into the public eye with the Channel Four series SAS: Who Dares Wins. Ollie and his team are the UK’s first former UK Special Forces members to talk openly to media and to reveal their true identities.
Ollie is passionate about helping veterans suffering from the effects of PTSD and his own, personal experiences with plant-based medicines in Costa Rica have further convinced him of the benefits of such therapies.
Charlotte Walsh is an academic lawyer at Leicester Law School, University of Leicester, where she runs a Critical Criminology course, with a particular focus on drug policy. Her research specialism is on the interface between psychedelics and the law, viewed from a liberal, human rights-based perspective, and she has published widely on this subject - in journals and edited collections - along with being a regular speaker at psychedelic conferences and festivals. She is on the Steering Committee of the Ayahuasca Defense Fund and is involved with legal defence work, along with advocacy for policy reform.