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James Blagden

Head of Politics & Polling

James Blagden is Head of Politics & Polling and leads Onward’s Future Politics programme. James specialises in data analysis and mapping. He has previously studied at the University of Southampton and University of Reading, and holds a Masters degree in Public Policy.

What does Onward polling tell us about Keir Starmer’s Labour Party’s chance of winning the general election in 2024?
… and how they can win again.
Why young people are detaching from democracy and social norms – and what to do about it
Vote Blue, Stay Green
Forcing landlords to lease vacant shops via a compulsory rent auction could bring up to 58,000 empty high street units back into use.
The Times

Onward's Head of Future Politics James Blagden writes for the Times on the polling results from Onward's new report 'After the Fall', on their implications for the new Prime Minister and Conservative electoral prospects.

Media coverage summary for the Onward report 'Street Bids'.