Amanda is a political scientist and doctoral researcher at the University of Bristol, working around regeneration, urbanism and digital engagement.
Her PhD is a cross-disciplinary study, political, sociological, with a bit of law thrown in as well as digital research; focusing on regeneration, active citizenship and decision-making.
Voted top 100 Labour Blogger through Total Politics, Amanda is happy to speak about UK politics in general, active citizenship, the digital divide, local government, Localism, the voluntary sector, social media campaigning – as a seasoned newspaper reviewer for the BBC, she is happy to talk about most things do to with current affairs.
Brought-up in London, Amanda’s worked in Westminster for a Labour government minister, Graham Stringer MP, as his parliamentary researcher, stood for election herself and was elected a London Councillor and Cabinet Member for Equalities and Social Inclusion, 2002-06.
Often inhabiting a virtual world, as an avid social networker and blogger, Amanda writes and Tweets a lot @AmandaRamsay - mainly about politics, social policy, the Labour Party, the NHS, health and business.
A regular media commentator, columnist and broadcaster, most recently appearing on BBC London Radio and BBC Radio Bristol, the BBC’s Sunday Politics show and BBC Points West, Amanda once worked at The Times and London Evening Standard newspapers.
Subjects: Digital engagement; Regeneration, Local Government & Communities (General); Health (NHS Reform)
Regions: South West