Joe is a first year History student and became involved with the Conservatives after joining the party in 2010. He is the current secretary of the society after being elected in 2013. Politically, Joe describes himself as a Classical Liberal, combining a strong belief in the virtues of capitalism and free markets with a passion for personal liberty, and is convinced that only a substantially limited government can deliver freedom and prosperity for the greatest possible number. His specific areas of political interest include civil liberties, economic policy and monetary policy in particular, stemming from an interest in Austrian Economics and business cycle theory. Outside of politics, he enjoys studying History and Philosophy, and hopes to pursue a career in Law.