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The New Working Class: how to win hearts minds and votes has been featured in:

‘Labour needs to woo the new working class’, Rachel Sylvester, The Times, 5 May 2020. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/labour-needs-to-woo-the-new-working-class-hxnvvzwnx

‘Class still matters to elections but its changing nature needs to be understood’, Transforming Society, 27 November 2019 http://www.transformingsociety.co.uk/2019/11/27/class-still-matters-in-elections-but-its-changing-nature-needs-to-be-understood/

‘Could public attitudes-led policy-making fix our democracy?’, Political Quarterly blog, 7 November 2019 https://politicalquarterly.blog/2019/11/07/could-public-attitudes-led-policy-making-fix-our-democracy/

‘People and Power: Democracy after Brexit’, Political Quarterly, 23 August 2019 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1467-923X.12742

Labour List, ‘To win power, Labour must understand the new working class’ 20 February 2019 https://labourlist.org/2019/02/to-win-power-labour-must-understand-the-new-working-class/

IPPR Progressive Review, ‘Winning back the working class’ September 2018 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/newe.12098

Unherd podcast, 9 July 2018, ‘How dead-end jobs killed small town pride’ https://unherd.com/2018/07/audiocast-dead-end-jobs-killed-small-town-pride/

Discover Society, 3 July 2018, ’The votes of the new working class are central to the future of British politics’ https://discoversociety.org/2018/07/03/viewpoint-the-votes-of-the-new-working-class-are-central-to-the-future-of-british-politics/

Young Women’s Trust, Thursday 24 May, Claire Ainsley ‘The new working class is diverse – and political parties need to listen to it’   https://www.youngwomenstrust.org/what_we_do/media_centre/blogs/792_guest_blog_the_new_working_class_is_diverse_political_parties_need_to_listen_to_it

Daily Express, Tuesday 22 May, Joe Gamp ‘Labour has lost working class vote and PM can cash in warns policy expert’ https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/963742/labour-party-working-class-vote-theresa-may-conservative-party

The Sun, Tuesday 22 May, Natasha Clark, ‘Labour love lost: Labour has lost the working class vote – now Theresa May can grab their support if she lowers the sky-high cost of living, says policy expert’ https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6335608/labour-has-lost-the-working-class-vote-now-theresa-may-can-grab-their-support-if-she-lowers-the-sky-high-cost-of-living-new-book-says/

Yorkshire Post, Thursday 17 May,  Claire Ainsley ‘Who will speak for new working class’ https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/claire-ainsley-who-will-speak-for-new-working-class-1-9167545

Times Red Box, Wednesday 16 May,  Claire Ainsley, ‘The votes of the new working class are a new battleground in British politics’ https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-votes-of-the-new-working-class-are-a-new-battleground-in-british-politics-dqkqd50qz

Centre Write, Monday 14 May, Claire Ainsley, ‘The new working class – and what it means for politics’ http://brightblue.org.uk/the-new-working-class-and-what-it-means-for-politics/

The Observer, Sunday 13 May, Kenan Malik ‘Our new working class needs help with new struggles’ https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may/13/new-working-class-needs-help-with-new-struggles

The Times, Friday 3 May, Philip Collins, ‘Gut feeling, not income, drivers voters now’ https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/gut-feeling-not-income-drives-voters-now-m0pxk9v70

The Mirror, Wednesday 2 May, Ayes to the Left podcast with Claire Ainsley and Jason Beattie, Mirror head of politics ‘Why class matters in politics’ https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/ayes-left-podcast-class-matters-12468277

The I News, Tuesday 1 May, Claire Ainsley ‘There is a new working class, and no party is speaking for it’ https://inews.co.uk/opinion/comment/there-is-a-new-working-class-and-no-party-is-speaking-for-it/

The Mirror, Tuesday 1 May, Ben Glaze ‘Charity boss reveals ‘new working class’ has been created – and nobody is speaking for them’ https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/charity-boss-reveals-new-working-12457168

Conservative Home, Tuesday 1 May, Claire Ainsley ‘There is a new working class, with different political concerns and motivations from the old’ https://www.conservativehome.com/platform/2018/05/claire-ainsley-there-is-a-new-working-class-with-different-political-concerns-and-motivations-from-the-old.html

House of Comments, Sunday 22 April, Nick Denys interviews Claire Ainsley ‘The New Working Class’ https://audioboom.com/posts/6820481-the-new-working-class-nick-denys-interviews-claire-ainsley