Bio: Stephen Mann joined the British Royal Navy at the age of fifteen. He has written a book “Sadism, Songs and Stolen Liberty” about his experiences in the Navy. After spending five and a half years trying to get out he has spent the rest of his working life first as a chef, a postal worker,communications engineer and a Trade Union Officer. Stephen has been a lifelong union activist and works as a Health and Safety Officer for the Communication Workers Union. He supports the Arsenal Football Club and is active in their Independent Supporters Association. Stephen is a member of his local Labour Party and Labour Councillor in Noel Park Ward in the London Borough of Haringey where he is currently the Deputy Mayor. He likes music, reading, writing and enjoys a nice cup of tea.