Ben Bradshaw is the Labour MP for Exeter, he was first elected in 1997 as a part of the first Labour Government for 18 years. As one of the first openly gay MPs at the time of election, he gained a constituency which had been Conservative for 27 years whilst running against a Tory candidate … Continue reading Fifteen Minutes in Conversation with Ben Bradshaw
On Wednesday, I was lucky enough to meet John Rentoul, Chief Political Commentator for The Independent. Many people who know me well know that I admire his work, and so this really was a very exciting day. Mr Rentoul first came to my attention a while ago, when I started researching more about New Labour. … Continue reading Two Blairites Walk into a Room…
The past few years in politics have been energetic, gripping, exciting - well, they should have been. Truthfully, it all got very boring very quickly. That's nothing to do with the events, it's to do with the handling of them. When previous prominent figures found themselves in unprecedented territory they would, unashamedly, take the opportunity … Continue reading Who’s Leading the Country?
Earlier this week, we saw Corbyn commit to abolishing the House of Lords, replacing it with a wholly elected second chamber. This isn't really news to anyone. It's not hard to gauge Corbyn's take on this continuous debate. For at least a century, reform has been on the table and many may say that we … Continue reading Oh, Lords!