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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.

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”
How pension reform can boost opportunity for poorer workers and regions.
Understanding public support for tackling climate change and attitudes towards new net zero policies
New Onward dataset reveals for the first time how many jobs are reachable by car and public transport in every small local area in Britain – exposing a shocking transport gap between places.