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Jessica Asato

Prior to working at Progress, most recently as acting director, Jessica was a health policy researcher at the Social Market Foundation, focusing on the issues of demographic change and paying for older people’s care, and was director of the Labour Yes! Campaign in favour of AV.

Jessica is a former chair of the Young Fabians, and is now chair of the Fabian Society. Jessica has also been a former vice-chair of Young Labour, has worked for the Labour party during the 2005 general election, and launched the first group blog for Labour women. She is currently Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Norwich North.

Jessica is the chair of governors of Jack Taylor Special School for children with disabilities and learning difficulties, and served as joint acting chair of Brook, which is a charity working to promote better sexual health among young people. Jessica set up the Gareth Butler History Trust to raise money to pay for disadvantaged students to go on school history trips. She is also a trustee of Westminster Challenge, a charity which works to bring politicians together to fundraise for charity, and is an adviser to Education Action and the European Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism. J

Regions available to speak in:
East Midlands, Eastern, London, North-east, North-west, Scotland, South-east, South-west, Wales, west Midlands,  Yorkshire and Humber

Topics available to speak on:
Progress politics, local government, elections, Refounding Labour, electoral reform, looked after children, education, public service reform

Recently spoken at:
Progress events, Islington, Southampton

Recent ProgressOnline articles by this speaker:
Online for London | 23 August 2011
Who’s hue in tankworld | 27 May 2011

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