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Westminster and the truth about the class ceiling

Social mobility is more urgently needed than ever

24 April 2021

9:00 AM

24 April 2021

9:00 AM

I come from the Lancastrian town of Ormskirk, which, though pretty, provided little in the way of opportunity or aspiration. No one in our family had been to university. I qualified for free school meals. Expectations for my future were low.

But I was lucky. I had great mentors and ended up in Downing Street.

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