Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

Author - Jacqui Smith

Metropolitan elite

It has been a long journey for women to reach the top of the police service, writes Jacqui Smith The appointment of Cressida Dick as the first female commissioner of the Metropolitan police is excellent news for...

Being in government matters

I was a teacher for 11 years before I went into parliament in 1997. In Worcestershire, we had the dubious distinction in those Tory years of having the worst nursery education provision in the United Kingdom, which made...

Politics is a team sport

The unsung hero of the shadow frontbench is undoubtedly Rosie Winterton, the chief whip. It was clear from the time that Jeremy Corbyn was elected as leader on a platform of policies at odds with many in the...

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