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The Team

David Clark - Editor
David is the founder and editor of Shifting Grounds.  He previously worked as special adviser to Robin Cook at the Foreign Office 1997-2001. David has written for a wide range of publications and is a regular guest on television and radio talking about domestic politics and foreign policy. He is chair of the Russia Foundation and a senior research associate at the Foreign Policy Centre. He tweets from @david_k_clark.

Dan Holden Deputy Editor 
Dan is a graduate from the University of Liverpool and has previously worked for Left Foot Forward. He tweets from @DanSHolden.

Molly ConisbeeContributing Editor
Molly is the co-founder of Bread, Print and Roses, a collaborative pamphleteering, walking and radical baking enterprise. She has also worked for the new economics foundation, IPPR, and in a variety of local government and health policy and public affairs roles.

Ben Mitchell - Contributing Editor
Ben is also deputy editor of Speaker’s Chair, a cross-party blog. He has written for Left Foot Forward, LabourList, Labour Uncut, and other blogs beginning with L. His personal blog can be found here. He tweets from @bmitchellwrites.