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Shadow Minister for Science and Innovation

We would like to congratulate the next Labour Leader and Deputy Leader on their elections. We now call on them to appoint a Cabinet Level Shadow Minister for Science and Innovation.

Science and engineering are at the heart of both our economy and our society, as evidenced by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In these difficult times we must ensure that evidence based policymaking is the focus of the government, and that evidence based questioning is the focus of the opposition. This requires that expert opinion is effectively fed into the Labour Party’s decisions, and hence that there is a clear point of contact for Shadow Cabinet engagement with both the scientific and engineering communities. The appointment of a Cabinet Level Shadow Minister for Science and Innovation would thus be both pertinent and welcome.


Benjamin Fernando FRAS, University of Oxford
Martin Whitfield, Scientists for Labour
Joseph Buckley, University College London
Rachel Sava, University College London
Dr Paul Henry
Dr Adam Thompson MInstP, University of Nottingham
Cllr Dr Aysha Raza, University College London & British College of Osteopathetic Medicine
Dr. Norman Swindells CEng, FIMMM
Emeritus Professor Peter Stanfield ScD FMedSci FRSB, University of Warwick
Dr June McCombie MBE, FRSC, FInstP, FRAS, University of Nottingham
Professor Anthony Stace FRS, University of Nottingham
Professor Mark Fitzsimons, University of Plymouth
Professor Aris Katzourakis, University of Oxford
Professor Sir Tom Blundell FRS, FMedSci, University of Cambridge
Mr Dan Mayhew, Scientists for Labour
Dr Emily Smith
Craig Stanley
Dr Harry Godfrey
Dr Jacob Barber
Sami Ghidini
Councillor Calvin Rodgerson, Carlisle City Councillor 
Joanna White
Mrs Amanda  Hack
Mr Fernando Jiménez-Gallardo, University of Oxford 
Medbh Henry, University of Sussex 
Steve Lapsley, Open Labour
Barton Donaldson, None 
Mr Bruce Dean
Dr Natalie Doyle
Richard Henry
Miss Jane Jacques FIBMS, Institute of Biomedical Sciences
Niamh Sayers, Imperial College London
Samantha Niblett
Ms Dawn Painter, Natural History Museum, London
Emily Thomas, Wellcome Sanger Institute
Ansh Bhatnagar, Imperial College London
Mohamed Hammeda, Scientists for Labour
Professor Tarje  Nissen-Meyer, University of Oxford
Joe Eastwood, University of Nottingham
Dr Benjamin Pope, New York University
Roshan Payapulli, Imperial College London 
Lloyd James, Imperial College London
Mr Kenneth Murphy
Jonathan Davies, Kings College London
Mr Christopher Lush, University of Manchester
Catherine Geary, None 
Ms Katie Henry
Mrs Fiona Bunting
Dr Tom Rivlin, University College London
Juan Ignacio Rubio Gorrochategui, Scientists for Labour
Sian Jenkins, Labour Party member
AJ Tear
Florah Keller-Cooper
Bryony Connor
Neghat Khan
Bethan Doyle, None 
Jay Staker, Labour Party member
Stefan Lamb
Dr Jonathan Perkins
Frankie Dysart
Mr Neil Horley, Scientists for Labour
Denise Heales, Scientists for Labour
Dr Ben Bower MRSC, Labour Party member
Mark Harris, Autolus Therapeutics 
Emeritus Professor Julian Kinderlerer, University of Cape Town/ University of KwaZulu-Natal
Matthew Wilson
Mr. Rishikesh  Chakraborty 
Dr Ian Flintoff
Tony Mayer
Dr Ryan J Willett
Emma Peskett
Professor  Ben Whitaker, Scientists for Labour
Dr Stephen Simmons, University of Hull
Mr Anthony Hanlon MCOptom
Mr David Hoey AMRSB, University of Cambridge
Mr Graeme Kemp, Labour Party member
Emeritus Professor  Anthony Magee FRSB, Imperial College London
Joseph Baker, University of Nottingham
Paul Finn, University of Buckingham
Sue Forshaw
Dermot  Gleeson
Cllr Sina Lari, Labour Party member
Daniel Villar , St. Andrews 
Mr Joshua Jones
Kenneth Lovell
Gareth Slater
Dr Judith Skiming
Nick Walker
Rol-J Williams
Agha Hasan MIET MAPSA, University of West London 
Mr Michael Culbert
Ray Williams, University of Oxford
Miss Amber Madden-Nadeau, University of Oxford
Dr Robert Massey
Dr Vicki Smith
Roshan Lal
Isobel Short, Scientists for Labour 
BR  Harris
Dr John Boran Eur Ing CEng FIM FICorr, Labour Party member
Dr Paul Parsons
Dr Brian  Iddon, Former MP for Bolton SE
Daniele Morelli, Scientists for Labour
Dr Matthew Dwyer, University of Sheffield
Daniel Marshall , University of St Andrews 
Dr James Millen, King's College London
Edward Swann CPhys FInstP
Dr Chris Hooley, University of St Andrews
Professor Jonathan Slack FMedSci, University of Bath
Me  Aaron McNulty, None 
Ray Hand
Ms. Rosalind Garton
Dr David Hemprich-Bennett, University of Oxford 
Si Jones, Liverpool University Hospitals
Natasha Cowley, University of Sheffield
Councillor Mike Chaplin, Labour Party member
Ronald Guthrie
Kieran Vail
Professor Jane Powell


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