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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.

Onward’s 2023 Social Fabric Index maps community strength in different parts of the UK
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