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A writer, researcher, columnist and blogger – interested in British government and politics, social policy and current affairs.

My PhD research has been based in Knowle West, south Bristol, exploring social inclusion and exclusion issues in relation to community empowerment and urban planning, arising from the Localism Act (2011) and the ‘Big Society’ narrative.

If you wish to contact me, please try via email on amanda.ramsay@bristol.ac.uk or Twitter @AmandaRamsay

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Amanda Ramsay

‘Council should fund Hawkspring’

August 7, 2015 by Amanda Ramsay

My latest column for Bristol24/7 Each day, since the Tories got back into Downing Street in May 2010, we hear talk of so many tens of millions of pounds in cuts. But what is the human cost of these cuts? Local services that keep society afloat are being eroded, daily. This week, cuts to the…

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Hate crime against autistic teen – can you help?

August 5, 2015 by Amanda Ramsay

A mother of two from Epsom in Surrey has launched a social media campaign on Twitter and Facebook to find the attacker of her 18 year old, autistic son Thomas, who was viciously attacked on Thursday 30 July at the Bognor Regis Butlins Holiday Camp, whilst holidaying with his mum and 19 year old brother…

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We need a wages-led recovery to re-balance the economy

October 30, 2014 by Amanda Ramsay

The UK needs a wages-led recovery. According to poverty campaigners and researchers at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation the cost of living has gone up by 28% in the last six years, while wages have only gone up by 9%. Here is my column on this issue, for Labour Uncut. This cost of living crisis means…

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