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RWA on Sky NewsRichard Angell Director

Richard Angell is the director of Progress. He is the founder of Labour’s three seats challenge (#Lab3seats) and has run marginal seat campaigns for the UK Labour party, and its sister party, Australian Labor. He is elected to the TUC’s LGBT committee.

He is a former trade union official for Community Union and worked for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Combatting Antisemitism. He served on Labour’s National Policy Forum (2010-15), as secretary of LGBT Labour (2008-11) and chair of Young Labour (2007-09).

Contact: richard[at] | Twitter | Facebook | Linkedin

Stephanie Lloyd – Deputy Director designate

Stephanie joins Progress in December 2017 from a senior role as community manager at the recruitment firm Twenty. She is the treasurer of LGBT Labour.

She was policy and campaigns officer of the Suzy Lamplugh Trust – the largest personal safety charity in the UK, is a former president of NUS Wales and co-leader of the Labour Students on the NUS national executive

Contact: stephanie[at] | Twitter

Conor Pope – Deputy Editorconor-pope-website

Conor joined Progress as deputy editor in November 2016, having previously worked as the senior reporter at LabourList. He has considerable experience as a lobby journalist, in political campaigning and as a Labour activist.

Email: conor[at] | Twitter

Laura GriffithsEvents Officer and Editorial Assistant

Laura joined Progress in December 2016. She is a Labour party activists in Watford Labour party and former intern for John McFall in the House of Lords.

Email Laura: laura[at]


Matthew Faulding Matthew Faulding

Matthew Faulding is an associate at Progress focusing on the organisation’s political strategy. He is a director of a public affairs agency.

He previously served as deputy director of Progress from January 2015 to October 2017.

Email: matthew[at]

Matthew Doyle

Matthew Doyle is an associate at Progress focusing on stakeholder relations and strategic communications. He is a director of a strategic communications consultancy.

He is a previous political director for former prime minister Tony Blair, was special advisor at the Department for Work and Pensions and 10 Downing Street from 2005-o7 and before that a career in the Labour party press office.

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