Is Britain prepared for the challenges ahead?
We face significant risks, from climate change to pandemics, to digital transformation and geopolitical tensions. We need social-democratic answers to create a fair and resilient future.
A leading role for the UK
Many long-term issues have an important political dimension in which the UK can play a leading role. Building on the work of previous Labour governments, we see a future where the UK can play a larger role in areas such as in reducing international tensions and in becoming a world leader in green technology.
Meet the team
Every member of our committee is passionate about shaping today’s policies to make a long-term impact on the UK and wider world.
James is a former diplomat and lawyer. Prior to joining LLT, he worked for the UK Government for five years, advising on AI and technology policy at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, British Embassy in Washington DC, and Department of Science, Innovation and Technology. He started his career as a lawyer at Allen & Overy, and has also worked in both the UK and European Parliament.
Ed is particularly interested in global cooperation on resilience, and has previously worked as a Civil Servant on international trade, animal welfare and transport policy. Outside Labour for the Long Term, Ed's day job is with the Labour Party.
Mirte wants to help build a future-proof democracy. She is passionate about risk planning, resilience, and climate breakdown. Outside of Labour for the Long Term, she is the co-director of an NGO for producer accountability for carbon emissions. She has a degree in public policy from Oxford and has previously held research & policy roles at Oxford net zero and a responsible investment NGO.
Tom works on communications for Labour for the Long Term. He has previously worked in parliament, led local democracy projects in Manchester, and organised student protests against climate inaction.
David is particularly interested in foreign policy, technology and China. He works for Chatham House, an international affairs think tank in London, and co-chairs the New Diplomacy Project. He previously worked in Parliament for a Labour MP.
Sabrina is interested in how R&D policy can be designed to mitigate long term risks and implementing evidence-based policy. She is currently completing a degree in Physics at the University of St Andrews, and is also interested in research in neuroscience, biology, and medicine.
Alex has a particular interest in biosecurity and pandemic preparedness. Outside of Labour for the Long Term, Alex is studying for a PhD in Chemistry at Durham University.
Harry is a barrister practising in civil and public law. He holds an MPhil in Political Thought from the University of Cambridge and his policy interests include migration, animal welfare, poverty reduction and the ethics of political violence.
Meet the parliamentary supporters of Labour for the Long Term.
Member of Parliament for Manchester, Withington (2015-); Shadow Minister for Sport, Tourism, Heritage and Music
Member of Parliament for Ilford North (2015-); Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Member of Parliament for Putney (2019-); Shadow Paymaster General
Labour Peer in the House of Lords (2011-)
Labour Peer in the House of Lords (2010-)
Member of Parliament for Oxford East (2017-); Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities; Chair of the Labour Party
Member of Parliament for Leeds North West (2017-); Shadow Minister for Nature, Water and Flooding
Acting Director at Labour Together
Research Associate and Academic Project Manager at Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, University of Cambridge
Chief Economist at the Social Market Foundation
Labour Peer in the House of Lords (1998-)
Labour Peer in the House of Lords (2005-)
Our community of Labour members is looking to help the party develop its thinking about Britain's future. We aim to achieve this by holding events with MPs and researchers, producing rigorous briefings and providing actionable policy ideas.
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