Leading up to the 2015 General Election Andrew Gilligan wrote a number of articles in The Telegraph which made reference to MEND and some of its staff. MEND believes his articles were politically motivated containing a series of factually incorrect statements and totally misleading insinuations which grossly misrepresented statements made by MEND staff. We present below a response to his comments and set the record straight on all the allegations.
This document covers the following:
1. MEND – The organization
2. Gilligan’s attacks on MEND
3. Gilligan’s crusade against Azad Ali, Head of Community Development and Engagement