The History of LGBTQ+ Politicians
The UK’s Parliament has been labelled ‘The world’s gayest parliament’ since 2015. As of January 2022 there are 59 LGBQ members of parliament, and although ‘T’ is yet to be represented it’s clear that the UK’S parliament is making strides towards equality.
Dr Alexandra Bulat: UK’s First Romanian County Councillor
Dr Alexandra Bulat became the very first person of Romanian background to be elected as an English County Councillor, with a majority of 205 in May 2021.
Creative Activism: An Old Tactic in a New Wave
Creative activism is a vital component to modern politics and you may be closer to taking part in it than you think.
Diane Abbott History: the First Black Woman in Parliament
Diane Abbott made history by becoming the first Black woman MP in 1987. Despite facing barriers throughout her career, she’s achieved a lot.
New Violence Against Women Role: Combating Gendered Crime
A new role designed to tackle violence against women has been announced by the Home Secretary. It comes in response to the the death of Sarah Everard and the current abysmal rape conviction rate.
Quiet Activism: How to Get People in Power to Actually Listen
Too often, activism is just ignored by those in power. Quiet activism could be exactly what we need to change this.
Operation Black Vote and Lord Woolley: Unlocking the Democratic Power of the Silenced
For decades Operation Black Vote and Lord Woolley have helped to enfranchise thousands in Britain, now they are defending thousands more from disenfrachisement.
The Windrush Scandal: A Generation still Fighting for Justice
The Windrush scandal shook the foundations of Britain. The legacy of trauma and discrimination it has left behind still needs to be addressed and combatted.
Sajid Javid: From ‘Britain’s Most Dangerous Street’ to Newly Appointed Health Secretary
Sajid Javid, the new Health Secretary has overcome much to get to where he is now. Yet he still refuses to allow this to define his identity and his community.
Joanne Anderson: Giving Liverpool a Fresh Start
As the new Mayor of Liverpool, Joanne Anderson has been handed a difficult and rather testing first few months. She is going to have to manoeuvre through a political minefield if she is going to be successful in her new role.