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Beyond ‘my dad was a toolmaker’: interviews with former politicians reveal what it’s really like to be working class in parliament

By Vladimir Bortun, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford
Most people following British politics would probably know by now that Labour leader Keir Starmer’s father was a toolmaker. He has talked many times about his working-class background and the way it informs his politics.

Starmer is not alone. Politicians from…The Conversation

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