Columnists contribute monthly articles to The Gower Street Journal. Their positions and viewpoints vary to represent the diversity of opinion across all university campuses and the country at large.
Louis is a third year History and Politics student at Warwick University. In his final year, he is specialising in the moral and philosophical dimension of politics, but Louis is also a history enthusiast with a specific passion for arts history.
Outside of academia, Louis has been a member of the Labour Party since 2016 and in this capacity has campaigned for the party in the last two general elections. In the past, he has shadowed Labour and Liberal Democrat councillors at Essex County Council. The passionate Pompey supporter is particularly concerned with making politics more accessible and inclusive to encourage healthy and fruitful debate across a larger cross-section of the population.
Conor is a 20-year-old from Essex, in his 3rd year as a history student at the University of Nottingham. He is motivated by the need to confront the complex issues facing progressive politics in the wake of the 2019 election. How has Labour become so disconnected from the British working-class that it vehemently claims to defend? Yet his interest in politics is not driven by despair. Conor believes that the Labour Party has a fantastic opportunity to reinvent itself and in doing so change the country for the better. It is this optimism that Conor thinks is crucial in the quest for a better world. He is interested in the study of modern British politics, with a special interest in the rise of working-class politics and the labour movement in the 19th and 20th centuries. This links into his current major research, which surrounds the history of political radicalism in Britain in the decades following the French Revolution.