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Principles of fair and balanced reporting notwithstanding, Prospect is proud to note that several past and present contributors are standing in today’s parliamentary elections:

As well as being one of only three female Asian parliamentary candidates, Rushanara Ali, Labour candidate in Bethnal Green and Bow, has written for us on racial segregation and the far-right, and the 7/7 bombings one year on.

Rory Stewart, who famously walked across Afghanistan in the winter of 2001, is standing for the Tories in the constituency of…

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