Here’s a collection of articles I’ve had published on national blogs. All comments very welcome.


“Here’s to straight-talking, honest politics. Now, let’s finish the job at the next election” published by Labour Vision.


“Sure Start closures: there is always an alternative” published by Progress.

“Sure Start provides the perfect platform for preventing abuse” published by Dare2Care.

“Sure Start works, government policy does not” published by Progress.


“Sure Start: The Mystery of the Ghost Consultation” published by The Huffington Post.

“We need economic policies for 2020. Not 2008.” published by Labour Uncut.

“24 hour childcare – it’s all about the ethos” published by Progress.

“Sure Start, What Future?” published by Progress.

“It’s only right that Sure Start is emerging as a key issue in the Labour Leadership contest” published by LabourList.

“Sure Start faces a Tory catastrophe” published by Progress.

“Labour’s fresh start for Sure Start” published by Progress.

“Listen, is always good advice” published by Progress.


“An arms race in childcare?” published by Progress.

“Sure Start, big reform is in the air” published by LabourList.

“Sure Start, campaigning for a Labour majority” published by Progress.


“Sure Start has survived 40% cuts to its funding. Now families must fight to save their centres” co-authored with Abigail Wood, published by LabourList.

“Defending Labour’s Sure Start Legacy” published by Fabiana.

“How Labour can come to the rescue of Sure Start” published by The New Statesman, The Staggers.

“A Councillor’s thoughts on Free Schools” published by Free School Talk.

“It’s time to fight for Sure Start” published by LabourList.


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