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ELECTION REACTION: The staging post to power?

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A Labour prime minister did not enter 10 Downing Street today. But the June election must still be chalked up as a huge success for the Labour party and a personal triumph for Jeremy Corbyn. To go from 30 per cent of the vote to 40 per cent in the space of two years is…

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My experience of being on benefits

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In 2011 I became part of a research project called ‘the lived experiences of welfare reform’.  The group was formed by Ruth Patrick who was studying social policy at the University of Leeds. As part of Ruth’s research she wanted to find out about the lives of those on benefits. Ruth has interviewed me several…

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On the doorstep

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In the run-up to this snap election, the Young Fabians have been keen to get out on the doorstep with Labour activists to support the campaign for a Labour victory on June 8.  We know how important it is to get as many activists out on the campaign trail as possible so we’ve been coordinating…