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Press Releases from the Policy Exchange team across a range of topics and policy departments.

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Amy Gray, Director of Communications on 0207 340 2650 or amy.gray@policyexchange.org.uk.

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Ignore England’s “squeezed middle” voters at your peril, warns Policy Exchange

Ignore England’s “squeezed middle” voters at your peril, warns Policy Exchange

A major new report, Overlooked but Decisive: Connecting with England’s Just about Managing classes, by leading think tank Policy Exchange examined the values and political attitudes of C1/C2 voters in 119 ‘permanent’ battleground seats in England that are likely to remain critical in future elections. These are the seats that both Labour and the Conservatives need to secure workable parliamentary majorities. 2011 Census data shows that in the vast majority of these marginal seats, C1/C2 voters make up over half of the electorate.

Policy Exchange appoints Charles Moore as a Visiting Scholar

Policy Exchange appoints Charles Moore as a Visiting Scholar

Policy Exchange is delighted to announce the appointment of Charles Moore – the authorised biographer of Margaret Thatcher and one of Britain’s most widely read and respected columnists – as its newest Visiting Scholar. Charles will focus on the lessons of Margaret Thatcher’s career for the current political era.

New research shows Free Schools boost performance of local schools

New research shows Free Schools boost performance of local schools

Free Schools are raising standards for other pupils across the local community, especially in some of the poorest performing schools, as well for the pupils who attend them. A new report, A Rising Tide: the competitive benefits of Free Schools, by leading think tank Policy Exchange, sets out for the first time detailed analysis on the performance of local schools where a Free School has opened.

Pay off teachers’ student debt, says Policy Exchange

Pay off teachers’ student debt, says Policy Exchange

As part of its Education Manifesto, leading think tank Policy Exchange argues that given the twin risks of already declining teacher numbers and the potential from September 2015 of more highly indebted students graduating from university and deciding to go straight into work and not to undertake further teacher training, all parties should commit to a scheme of student loan repayments for some or all teachers who begin teaching in the state sector.

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