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Progress spokespeople

Alison McGovern – Chair

Alison became chair of Progress in October 2015. She has been member of parliament for Wirral South since May 2010.

In the 2010 parliament she acted as parliamentary private secretary to Gordon Brown, was a member of the opposition whips’ office and served as a shadow minister for international development before becoming Labour’s shadow minister for children and families in 2014. In May 2015 she joined the shadow Treasury team as shadow economic secretary to the Treasury (shadow City minister) and held this position until September 2015. She has also served on the international development select committee.

Richard Angell – Director

Progress director Richard Angell speaking to the pressSpecialist areas




Australian politics

Stephanie Lloyd – Deputy director

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Women’s issues


Higher education

Labour market

Conor Pope – Deputy editor

Progress deputy editor Conor Pope speaking to the pressSpecialist areas

Labour history

Party politics

The media

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