Growing up in Edinburgh, I experienced devolution firsthand as the city welcomed the first Scottish Parliament for 297 years. As a political reporter at the New Statesman, I specialised in Scottish politics. Thanks to the Scottish independence referendum and Brexit, the debate about devolution has been catapulted from a rather dry discussion about the constitution to fundamental questions about power and accountability. While my background is in Scottish politics, I’m also interested in the similar debates going on in other devolved parts of the UK, and those where devolution is still an experiment, such as Metro Mayors.

Here are a selection of my articles on politics:

Interview with Magid Magid, the Sheffield Lord Mayor who banned Donald Trump from the city (The Overtake)

PDF: Scottish Labour’s Richard Leonard: “I’m too long in the tooth to be a Corbynista” (New Statesman)

PDF: “Divisive and dirty”: can Scottish Labour reunite after its leadership contest? (New Statesman)

Brexit is turning Scotland more Canadian (Globe & Mail)

Idealists or SNP stooges? How a constitutional debate is engulfing the Scottish Greens (New Statesman) 

PDF: Can Jeremy Corbyn win back Scotland for Labour? (New Statesman)

PDF: Class Wargames_ how an obscure board game led to Labour’s gamification of power (New Statesman)

PDF: View from Vauxhall: Ground Zero for the Take Down Kate Hoey campaign (New Statesman)

PDF: Londonistan: why is the alt-right so obsessed with a fictional city? (New Statesman)

PDF: Stop thinking of EU citizens as bargaining chips – they could be voters instead (New Statesman)

PDF: The inside story of Labour Leave: the left-wing Eurosceptics who toppled a Tory prime minister (New Statesman)

PDF: View from Paisley: How the Conservatives are wooing Labour’s Scottish heartlands (New Statesman)

PDF: How a mayoral selection in Newham is turning into an attempted coup (New Statesman)

PDF: Keir Starmer: “I don’t think anybody should underestimate the risks of getting Brexit wrong” (New Statesman)

PDF: A tale of two cities: Scotland’s post-Brexit dilemma (New Statesman)