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Six seats to watch in 2015

It conjures up a curious mix of feelings to see a list of Labour’s key targets for the 2015 election – excitement for the campaigns, despair for how close we came to winning some in 2010. Here is our path back to power...

Giving the young a voice

In May this year I was elected with over 50 per cent of the vote to represent the people of Irwell, Rossendale at the age of 19 – the youngest councillor to ever be elected in Rossendale. Now, as member champion for...

Gove follows Labour on Tech Bacc

Which Labour policy would, according to Michael Gove’s Hyperbole Machine, leave ‘millions of state school pupils unemployable’? That would be the Technical Baccalaureate policy which Gove has this week picked up, having...

Ten years of academies

Ten years ago this month, The Business Academy Bexley opened its doors. The first academy in England, it replaced Thamesmead Community College, an institution which reflected the inherent failures of an education system...

Optimism is not enough

When Tyrell Burgess, academic and innovative educational thinker, was asked to write a Labour party pamphlet on education he found himself ‘depressed about the lack of real planning … I could only bring myself to...

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