Sunny Sangha is a community organiser who seeks to bring people together from all walks of life, in order to help create a more open and fair society. A society ruled by love, rather than fear.
The grandson of Sikh immigrants from India who came to England in the 1950s to work in factories and foundries, Sunny was raised in Birmingham, receiving an academic scholarship to attend King Edward's School in Edgbaston, before going on to study Anthropology at King’s College, Cambridge. After graduating from Cambridge, he founded the World Forum for Institutional Experimentation and embarked on a journey around the world, visiting ‘utopian’ projects in over 13 different countries. During this period, he also organised innovative educational workshops for hundreds of high school students in Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong and India.
Currently back in his hometown of Birmingham, Sunny is serving as a UK Ambassador for the Democracy Earth Foundation, working with individual citizens, community groups and politicians to explore at a local level, how the future of democracy may one day work for all of humanity.
Sunny also serves as the Midlands Organiser for Migrants Organise, one of the UK’s leading organisations working with migrants and refugees on how to address the global refugee crisis and respond effectively and humanely to the changing nature of migration in these challenging times.
"Sovereign is an independent, citizen-led political platform in the United Kingdom, designed to give more power to local people and communities. We have no policies or manifesto. We are simply inviting elected politicians and aspiring candidates to take 'The People's Pledge' - If elected, I will always vote according to what my constituents request - through regular citizen meet-ups, and also online.
To enable a democracy that is more accessible, inclusive and participatory, our partners have created the Sovereign app. This app has been specially-designed by the creators of DemocracyOS, whose work has been featured by leading organisations around the world including the BBC and TED. We are currently focused on the May 2018 Local Birmingham City Council Elections, where all 101 seats are being contested for the first time in 14 years."