Kate Alexander Shaw

Kate Alexander Shaw is a postdoctoral researcher at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI). She is the lead researcher on a new project, in collaboration with the Foundation for European Progressive Studies, on the political economy of young people in Europe. She is also completing a PhD in political science at the LSE.

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The rise of youth

Kate Alexander Shaw

Does age now trump class in British politics? Labour’s surprise success in June’s election, gaining 32 seats and winning 40 per cent of the popular vote, has quickly been absorbed within a new narrative about the rise of youth. Before the election, the conventional wisdom was that there was little point in courting young adults…