Founder & Private Prosecutor at Stop Lying In Politics
Under 33 Member
“I am a conduit for crowdfunding, evidence gathering, communications strategy, legal team management, and the bringing of legal actions designed to hold the powerful to account when they lie to the public.“
I’M PASSIONATE ABOUT
Equality under the law, establishing legal precedent and proving that it is illegal for an elected representative to lie to the public about public spending figures. I believe that when politicians lie democracy dies, and that until we can stop that from happening we will not be capable of having a functioning democratic system. You can find out more via the Stop Lying In Politics website.
YOU CAN HELP ME BY
Providing our organisation with information and introductions to assist our work. Watching our documentary and reading our book about lying in politics when they come out. You can also follow me on Twitter and keep up to date with our progress here.
ABOUT MARCUS J BALL
When Marcus J Ball was 26 he decided he’d had enough of lying in politics so he crowdfunded over £700,000 from more than 15,000 people, instructed a legal team and set about building a prosecution case. After years of hard work, it was decided that the strongest case the team could bring was against Mr. Boris Johnson, a Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom and the ex-Mayor of London. Ball and his team prosecuted Mr. Johnson in early 2019, which they won the first stage of at Westminster Magistrates’ Court under District Judge Margot Coleman. This was the first time in English common law history that such a case had been brought and it immediately became global news. However, just days later the case was shut down by Mr. Justice Michael Supperstone who, it later emerged, had not disclosed that he had previously been one of Johnson’s lawyers when he had been the Mayor of London. Ball is now fighting to get the truth of the story out to the public and bring another case against lying in politics back to court.
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