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Fifteen for 2015: Will Martindale

Will Martindale is one of the Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (PPCs) profiled in the new Young Fabians pamphlet 'Fifteen for 2015'. You can read the pamphlet here. After arriving to meet Will Martindale at the busy Battersea Labour office, it is immediately clear that there is no time for rest or downtime in the final weeks... Read more
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Will it be ‘The Sun Wot Won It’ this time?

Seventy five percent of the British Press endorsed the Conservative Party in 2010. Rupert Murdoch and Paul Dacre have deep links with the Conservative Party, something made exceptionally evident at the height of summer in 2012. Before Tony Blair’s now infamous meeting with Murdoch, The Sun among other prized possessions of Murdoch’s empire would try to spurn the most... Read more
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Fifteen for 2015: Lisa Forbes

Lisa Forbes is one of the Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (PPCs) profiled in the new Young Fabians pamphlet 'Fifteen for 2015'. You can read the pamphlet here. There are some moments from our childhood that stick with us forever and shape the people we eventually become. Such moments can determine our attitudes towards work; others our attitudes towards relationships. Still... Read more
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Fifteen for 2015: Rowenna Davis

Rowenna Davis is one of the Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (PPCs) profiled in the new Young Fabians pamphlet 'Fifteen for 2015'. You can read the pamphlet here. If you can say one thing about Rowenna Davis it’s that she’s not afraid to ruffle a few feathers. More than a decade before her rise to political prominence as the author of... Read more
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Fifteen for 2015: Emily Brothers

Emily Brothers is one of the Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (PPCs) profiled in the new Young Fabians pamphlet 'Fifteen for 2015'. You can read the pamphlet here. Emily Brothers understands the value of solidarity. At the age of 10 her eyesight started to fail. Her home city of Liverpool did not have the facilities to provide the surgery she... Read more
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Fifteen for 2015: Jess Asato

Jess Asato is one of the Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (PPCs) profiled in the new Young Fabians pamphlet 'Fifteen for 2015'. You can read the pamphlet here.   The Young Fabians are proud to call Jess Asato one of our own. A long-standing member of the executive committee and Chair in 2003/04, Jess continues to support the organisation that became... Read more
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Young Fabians Fifteen for 2015: Foreword

Today the Young Fabians launch their new digital pamphlet, 'Fifteen for 2015', profiling fifteen Labour Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (PPCs) standing for election across the country. Each day, Anticipations will publish one of the profiles online. First of all, though, find below the pamphlet foreword written by Iain McNicol, General Secretary of the Labour Party.   Read more
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Forging a Progressive Coalition

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. It's hardly the most inspiring mantra in politics. But in an election of deadlocked polls and scattered swings it’s one Labour may just have to swallow if Ed Miliband is to walk into Number 10 on May 8th. Read more
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First 100 Days Series: regaining credibility on the international stage.

First 100 Days Series. International Network: regaining credibility on the international stage. It is extremely difficult to predict what foreign affairs matters will be crossing the desk of the next Prime Minister in his first 100 days. Much of foreign policy is reactive and most crises, even epoch-defining ones, are unforeseen. Who would have predicted the War on Terror... Read more
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First 100 days series: what is State Education For?

First 100 Days Series. Education Network: what is State Education For? Taking office in May, the new leader of the Department of Education will have to take the lead in responding to a number of critical questions. What is the role of academies and free schools within the English state education system? How do you close the... Read more
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First 100 days series: Mainstreaming Mental Health

First 100 days series. Health Network: mainstreaming Mental Health. Mental Health is often considered ‘the Cinderella’ service of the NHS. Mental health is chronically under-funded, given a lack of priority and there exists a huge disparity of esteem in comparison to physical health. So, the question is: will Ed Miliband be the fairy Godmother who finally ensures... Read more
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First 100 Days Series: Adapting to a financial revolution

First 100 Days Series. Finance Network: adapting to a financial revolution. At the time of the 2010 election, the financial sector was still at a critical point post-crisis. The hoped-for global economic recovery was stuttering, international regulators were drafting a slew of new rules, and fundamental questions were being asked over the social cost of the bank bailout. Read more
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