Contributing writer team announced

Anticipations is proud to provide political writing for young people, by young people. This year, to encourage a diversity of opinion, Anticipations has recruited a great team of contributing writers from all over the UK. 

Charlotte, Jack and Ben are delighted to announce the new team below:


Noah Froud

Noah Froud is  from East Lancashire and a final year politics student at Cambridge University. This has given him a varied experience of working and campaignin in old industrial towns, Tory voting-market towns and more metropolitan Cambridge. The tensions (and actually the surprising number of commonalities) between these very different areas informs his writing.

He tweets at @yesah_



Lily Madigan

Lily Madigan is from Medway.  She is a teenage political activist and the first transgender person to be a Constituency Labour Party women’s officer. She has ambitions to be the first transgender MP.

She tweets at @madigan_lily.



Maura McKeon

Maura respresents Coxhoe Division on Durham County Council, where she is cabinet support member for Children and Young People’s Services. In her community, she is chair of governors at Cassop Primary School. All views expressed are her own, and not that of the council.

She tweets at @maurapoppins.



Arran Parry Davies 

Arran is a think tank researcher and politics student from North London. He works on areas concerning the British economy and BME communities, with a particular interest in the UK's industrial and community cohesion strategies. He serves as the Campaigns Officer for his local Labour Party and enjoys baking and swimming in his free time.

He tweets at @Arran8



Jeevun Sandher

Jeevun is an economist who currently advises the Somaliland Government on macroeconomic policy and the national budget, having previously helped design their National Development Plan. Prior to this, he worked at HM Treasury and DWP.

He tweets @Jeevun Sandher.



Francesca Sellors

Originally from Hull, Francesca is currently a second year History and Politics undergraduate at the University of Edinburgh. As well as an interest in politics, she also enjoys acting, and is a member of Edinburgh’s long-running improv group, The Improverts. 
She tweets at @fransellors.
Patch Thompson
Patch Thompson is a postgraduate student and writer covering nationalism, Labour politics and Northern Irish issues. He lives in Belfast. He has recently written a number of pieces for Prospect and Slugger O’Toole online about Northern Irish politics, Brexit and Britain’s relationship with Ireland. 
He tweets at @PatchThompson92.
Ellie Vincent
Ellie Vincent is a nineteen-year old English Literature student at Durham University and Young Fabians member. She is passionate about books, human rights and all things French.
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