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What do you do?

I’m a project manager and local councillor and mayor.

Where do you live?

Cumbria.

Do you vote?

At every opportunity.

How long have you been a subscriber?

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Six months.

What made you start?

I was looking for a more dedicated political outlet.

Is the NS bug in the family? 

I share articles with my family.

What pages do you flick to first?

The crossword usually but generally cover to cover.

How do you read yours?

With a coffee in the garden.

What would you like to see more of in the NS?

More political theory, such as what was included in the recent Dream of Britain edition.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

I enjoy the editor’s pieces and Jeremy Cliffe.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

With which political figure would you least like to be stuck in a lift?

Nigel Farage.

All-time favourite NS article? 

Gary Younge’s “Road to nowhere”.

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sadly only a weekly pleasure.

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This article appears in the 11 May 2022 issue of the New Statesman, Stalling Starmer