The Political Class
Why It Matters Who Our Politicians Are
Reviews and Awards
"Allen's book, and the current political quagmire, make a convincing case that wholesale electoral reform - a phrase that has rarely quickened a newsroom pulse - should be higher up the agenda." - Daniel Clarke, Times Literary Supplement
"A valuable intervention which will provoke many to think about how we can and should make politics 'something that happens here with us and not there with them'." - Lawrence McKay, LSE Review of Books
"The balanced case for why educating future leaders in a few elite institutions is such a very bad idea." - Danny Dorling, author Do We Need Economic Inequality?
"The Political Class should become a key point of reference for those concerned about why parliament fails to reflect the make-up of the society it governs, and what exactly we can and should do about it." - Michael Kenny, Professor of Public Policy, University of Cambridge