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 Penrith and the border. He has debated on the future of the Afghan war and written about his experiences as a governor in Iraq.
Historian Tristram Hunt, picked (amid some controversy) to stand for Labour in Stoke-on-Trent Central, has spoken up for Frederich Engels and the possibly troubling ramifications of a third King Charles.