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Ian Lucas

Ian Lucas was the Labour MP for Wrexham from 2001 to 2019 and a former member of Parliament's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Elitism in Cricket is Holding England's National Game Back

, 5 August 2022
Radical change is needed to stop young people from being excluded from English cricket because of their race and class, writes Ian Lucas

The Battle to be New Prime Minister Will be Fought and Won Online

, 13 July 2022
Ian Lucas explains how the Conservative Party leadership contenders will use the online space to drum up support – with a warning for the safety of our democracy

British Politics is Now Awash with Money and Social Media – Do We Care?

, 17 May 2022
Former Labour MP Ian Lucas explores how digital campaigning and Big Tech has driven a coach and horses through the UK’s historically robust electoral rules

I Spent Years Imploring the Conservatives to Investigate Russian Interference. They Didn’t Listen

, 11 March 2022
As a Labour MP investigating disinformation, Ian Lucas saw first-hand the Government’s attempts to duck the question of Russia

Why We Should be Worried About Boris Johnson’s Civil Service Promotion of Gisela Stuart

, 16 February 2022
Baroness Stuart’s crucial role in EU Referendum controversies should rule her out of a top position demanding impartiality and integrity, says former Labour MP Ian Lucas

The Online Arms Race Benefits the Conservatives at the Expense of Democracy

, 17 January 2022
Former Labour MP Ian Lucas explores how politics is being warped by online surveillance, data harvesting and ruthless social media campaigning – and why opposition parties need to take action to tackle this

The Populist Alliance: How Vote Leave Came to Rule British Politics

, 21 December 2021
Even despite the resignation of Lord David Frost, the hard Brexit project has been enshrined into Britain’s political institutions with far-reaching consequences, says former Labour MP Ian Lucas

The Vote Leave Regime Knows Our Election System Can Be Corrupted – So Won’t Do Anything to Change It

, 11 November 2021
Former Labour MP Ian Lucas – author of the forthcoming book Digital Gangsters – says Downing Street knows that British politics is broken but has a stake in preserving this

EXCLUSIVE Another Suppressed Report: Facebook and the Brexit Data Breach

, 1 February 2021
Former Labour MP and Digital Culture, Media and Sport Committee member Ian Lucas looks at diluted parliamentary oversight after two landmark reports on dirty data and dark money

New Evidence Connects Johnson, Gove and Cummings to Cambridge Analytica

, 23 October 2020
Former MP and member of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee Ian Lucas explains fresh revelations about the now defunct data firm’s links to AIQ – which was paid hundreds of thousands of pounds to deploy Facebook adverts for the Vote Leave group during the 2016 Referendum

Brexit Spin Masters Jump on Unconvincing Cambridge Analytica Conclusions

, 9 October 2020
Former MP Ian Lucas scrutinises a recent letter from the Information Commissioner addressing the links between Cambridge Analytica and the pro-Brexit campaigns

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