Andrew Harrop has been general secretary of the Fabian Society since Autumn 2011 and in that time has led the society’s research on economic and social policy as well as the future of the Labour Party. He is a specialist on the politics and policy of ageing, having previously been director of policy and public affairs for Age UK. His writing on ageing includes A Presumption of Equality (2013) and The Generation Game (2015). Earlier in his career, he was a researcher for a Labour backbench MP and at the New Policy Institute. He was a parliamentary candidate for the Labour Party in the 2005 General Election.
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