Guy Lodge

Guy leads the institute's work on political and democratic reform.

Guy writes and commentates on British politics, and is the author with Sir Anthony Seldon of Brown at 10, which was an Independent and New Statesman political book of the year. His latest book, Scotland’s Choices (co-authored with Iain McLean and Jim Gallagher), was described by the Guardian as ‘one of the essential books on the referendum debate’. He is also co-editor of Juncture, IPPR’s leading politics journal.

Guy has advised a number of governments around the world on a range of policy issues, and in 2012 he was commissioned by Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude to conduct a review of leading international civil service systems, with a view to informing UK civil service reform debates. A number of the recommendations were subsequently implemented by the UK government.   

He also leads IPPR’s partnership with the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR), a Rwandan thinktank, and in 2014 he took a sabbatical to work on a DfID programme in Zambia, supporting local thinktanks. 

Guy is Gwilym Gibbon fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, and senior visiting research fellow at the Institute for Contemporary British History, Kings College, London. He was educated at the LSE.

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