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MPs are much less local than they would have us believe

Part one of my data analysis for Democratic Audit (16 July 2013) on MPs’ geographical roots, considering birthplaces and secondary schools. I found only around half of MPs were born in the region they represent, let alone their constituency, despite many stressing their local origins to voters.

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Has the Office for Budget Responsibility achieved genuine independence from government?

My article, co-written with Craig Berry, for Whitehall Watch and Democratic Audit, on the Office for Budget Responsibility. The article examines whether the agency has yet been able to break free from the political grasp of the Treasury.