Left Foot Forward is the home of political news and comment for UK progressives.

As a leading political outlet, we provide hard-hitting evidence-based analysis of British politics, policy, and current affairs. We welcome ideas, story tip offs, and pitches for comment pieces from campaigners, politicians and civil society.

We particularly seek topical pitches that respond or draw on stories in the news, at time of submission. Articles are between 450-650 words. Note: Please do not send full articles – we discuss article ideas/stories in advance. 

There are four things that we are looking out for:

  1. A fresh insight or angle you can provide on UK politics or current affairs. Did a politician flip flop on a position, misuse data or lie? Does a new report or white paper misuse statistics? Did you hear about an administrative failure in a department or council?
  2. Debate on the British left. As a pluralistic outlet we welcome contributions from party activists across the left, about what is going on within parties. We provide a space to air these debates in a constructive way.
  3. Unbalanced or biased media coverage or misleading reports. Did you read a story that was badly reported? What about a leader or op ed that was badly researched? Was some data misconstrued? Did a broadcaster give a politician an easy ride?
  4. Interesting new data, analysis, or causes that are otherwise unreported. Has a UK think tank, trade union, NGO or campaigning group done some work that other outlets have missed? Is there an international or historical comparison that shines light on an issue of domestic importance? Have you done heard about some analysis or research that is genuinely new?

Get in touch! Email [email protected] with your ideas.

Editorial policy

Left Foot Forward is edited by Josiah Mortimer. Our editorial policy is set by the editor and contributors of Left Foot Forward alone, and no one else. Comment pieces do not necessarily represent the views of LFF as a whole, as we welcome debate.

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