Alan is researcher for a Labour MP and a member of Unite. He writes in a personal capacity. He is interested in the role that Trade Unions and other collective democratic associations can play in civil society and a 21st century political economy. Before working in Parliament, Alan worked in think-tanks, including Demos and the Innovation Unit, and for the educational social enterprise Future First. He is also currently volunteering as a Debate Mate Mentor, helping disadvantaged school children to improve their debating and communication skills.
His other interests include Indie music, Dalston and regularly watching the slow motion car-crash that is Sunderland AFC. University of Manchester forever.
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