Andrew Adonis becomes new Progress chair


Andrew Adonis is to become the new chair of Progress. Five new vice-chairs from the 2010 intake are also joining the organisation’s team.

Shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg MP, the current chair of Progress, is to become our honorary president. He replaces former health secretary Alan Milburn who joins the new Progress advisory board.

The new vice-chairs are Jenny Chapman MP, Julie Elliott MP, Alison McGovern MP, Toby Perkins MP, and Dan Jarvis MP. They join current Progress vice-chairs Tristram Hunt MP, Liz Kendall MP, Bridget Phillipson MP, Jonathan Reynolds MP, Anas Sarwar MP, and John Woodcock MP.

Andrew Adonis said:

I’m excited to be helping Progress in its hugely important work in reinvigorating progressive politics. A strong alternative to the Tories is needed now more than ever, and Progress has a key role to play in helping to return Labour to power at the next election.’

Stephen Twigg said:

I am delighted that Andrew Adonis will be succeeding me. I am also very pleased that I now going to become Progress’ honorary president. I have greatly enjoyed my six years as chair, and look forward to working with Andrew and the rest of the Progress team in my new role.’

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  • Anonymous

    Perhaps someone could throw light on the mysterious appointment process which isn’t mentioned. Who made the appointment? And who appointed them? Is there in fact any internal democracy in Progress? Some of its members would like to know.

  • Anonymous

    The you obviously have not figured out what Progress is and joined an organization that you do not understand lol. The most interesting placement was the membership of Dan Jarvis, a citizen who is very concerned with taxes lol.

  • Cllr Ian Martin

    The rise and rise of Dan Jarvis MP…

  • Frying Tonight

    oh flippin’ ‘eck lads calm down calm down eh,there’s precious little democracy anywhere ! all ye need in America is a few billion dollars and they’ve been so busy tryin’ to sell it to the rest of the world. Now come on
    to the big fish eh

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