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James Blagden

Head of Future Politics, Chief Data Analyst

James Blagden leads Onward’s Future Politics programme and is also Chief Data Analyst. 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.

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.
Onward launches first-of-a-kind programme to help level up left behind areas.
Has the political climate changed on the Government’s Net Zero target?
Next election battleground will be in the North, not the non-existent “Blue Wall”