Ian writes a regular column for Retail Week Magazine and has written for The Independent, Huffington Post, Evolve Politics and The London Economic and the Byline Times as well as contributing comment pieces for national newspapers and magazines.
Ian also wrote for Huffington Post when it had regular blog pages and has another blog commenting specifically on retail, high street and consumer issues at Fifty Shades of Retail.
He was the Green Party Parliamentary candidate for Banbury in North Oxfordshire in the 2015, 2017 and 2019 General Elections and is a County, District and Parish councillor in Oxfordshire.
Ian has appeared on TV and local and national radio talking about politics and retail. He is an ethical entrepreneur with areas of expertise in retail and social entrepreneurship, but he also writes and comments on music, food, the environment, ethical consumerism, technology, renewable energy and animal and human rights.
He is also a trained psychologist, musician, runner, hiker, allotmenteer, vegan, humanist, a committed atheist, beer drinker and compulsive crosser of lines.
These blogs aren’t kept very well updated at the moment as Ian now sits on 5 local councils as a Green Party Member, including being part of the controlling administration on Oxfordshire County Council, so his time is taken up in dealing with local issues. But occasional posts may still pop up from time to time, you never know!
If you want to keep up to date with Ian’s political work you can see his slightly more up to date political website at www.middletongreen.org or follow him on Twitter @IanMiddletonX or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ianmiddletongreenparty