Sam Robertson


Having grown up at a time of real political turbulence and social division, I have watched with frustration as the marginalisation of communities has fuelled the instability in British society. At the heart of this issue lies poverty and inequality, and this is why I was drawn to the CSJ. Its commitment to giving a voice to these communities, and to look outside Westminster as a vector for driving social change is so important if we want the most vulnerable in society to reach their true potential.

I joined the CSJ in November 2021, and I have since been struck by the positive role the alliance charities play in informing the policy teams. I have previously worked with a Manchester-based charity tackling educational inequality, and so understand the value of frontlines work in gaining a full appreciation of an issue. Harnessing the power of the grassroots charities lies at the centre of the CSJ’s ethos, and in my role as researcher for both the education team and CSJ foundation, I hope to embody this spirit.

Something you might not know about me

I can’t swim.

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