Rebecca Lowe Coulson

State and Society Research Fellow

rebecca.lowecoulson@policyexchange.org.uk
0207 3402650

Rebecca is the State and Society Research Fellow, and the editor of the weekly Policy Exchange Agenda. As well as continuing to write on issues of state and society, Rebecca will, from early 2017, also be working within Policy Exchange’s new Education and Social Reform unit, with a focus on the state’s role in furthering opportunity, political aspects of social reform, and universities policy. She is part of ConservativeHome’s editorial team, where she writes a fortnightly column, and has written for various other mostly online publications, including Prospect Magazine, The Spectator, the Daily Telegraph, and Newsweek Europe. She studied at Magdalene College, Cambridge, and Birkbeck, University of London, and has worked for various political research organisations, and as a parliamentary researcher. Having previously worked in the arts, she founded and directed the Caritas Ensemble — a professional chamber ensemble, which raises funds and awareness for charitable causes. In the 2015 general election, she was a parliamentary candidate for City of Durham, where she gained the sixth biggest increase in the Conservative vote, nationally. Her research interests lie in the intersection between policy, practical politics, and political theory, with a particular focus on the role of the state, and its obligations to society.

Rebecca Lowe Coulson

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News last week that former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was backing Presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron is but the latest windfall for the man increasingly likely to become France’s next leader. Criticisms of Macron’s youth and inexperience are countered by...
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In and Out: White Papers Past and Present

Like so much of the Brexit process, the publication of last week’s white paper, The United Kingdom’s exit from and new partnership with the European Union, marks a historic moment. It seems relevant, therefore, to compare that paper with a similarly momentous, yet...
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