Left Foot Forward

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Left Foot Forward
Left Foot Forward.jpg
Type of site
Created by Will Straw
Editor Niamh Ní Mhaoileoin
Revenue £70,000[1]
Website leftfootforward.org
Commercial No
Launched 2009
Current status Active

Left Foot Forward (LFF) is a left wing political blog in the UK, established in 2009. Its creator, Will Straw, the son of Alice Perkins and Jack Straw, edited the newspaper until December 2010.[2] Straw was succeeded by Shamik Das, who was succeeded in February 2013 by James Bloodworth, then in February 2016 by Niamh Ní Mhaoileoin, 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]

It regards as sister blogs ThinkProgress in the United States, and Chifley in Australia.[8]

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  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. 
  8. ^ "About". Left Foot Forward. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 

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