Left Foot Forward

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Left Foot Forward
Left Foot Forward.jpg
Web address leftfootforward.org
Commercial? No
Type of site
Created by Will Straw
Editor James Bloodworth
Launched 2009
Revenue £70,000[1]
Current status Active

Left Foot Forward (LFF) is a centre-left political blog in the UK, established in 2009 it was created and edited by Will Straw, the son of Alice Perkins and Jack Straw, until December 2010.[2] Straw was succeeded by Shamik Das, who was succeeded in February 2013 by James Bloodworth, the current editor.[3]

The site is part of a cohort of British left-wing blogs which attracted interest from the media in 2010 and 2011.[4][5][6][7]


  1. ^ Dan Sabbagh "Is this really the death of political blogging?", The Guardian, 13 May 2011
  2. ^ "Our people: Will Straw, Institute for Public Policy Research
  3. ^ "Biographies", Left Foot Forward website
  4. ^ Pickard, Jim; Boxell, James (31 May 2010). "Labour’s stance on immigration under criticism". Financial Times. 
  5. ^ Helm, Toby (21 March 2010). "Political blogs: Our round-up of the best political pundits on the web". The Observer (London). Retrieved 21 March 2010. 
  6. ^ Bell, Matthew (10 January 2010). "In his father's footsteps. Straw the younger's political trek". Independent on Sunday (London). 
  7. ^ Iain, Dale (13 May 2011). "A second life for UK political blogging?". The Guardian (London). 

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