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Grace Blakeley is a British economics commentator and a research fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research.[1] She was appointed economics commentator at The New Statesman in January 2019.[2] She is a democratic socialist,[3] a supporter of the Labour Party and sits on the party's National Policy Forum.[4]

Grace Blakeley
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Born26 June 1993 Edit this on Wikidata (age 26)
Alma materLord Wandsworth College

St Peter's College, Oxford

St Antony's College, Oxford

Blakeley was educated at the fee-paying independent Lord Wandsworth College with one year at the comprehensive Sixth Form College, Farnborough, both in Hampshire, and graduated with a first in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at St Peter's College, Oxford. She then studied for a master’s degree in African Studies at St Antony's College, Oxford.[5][6]

Blakeley has appeared on UK television as a politics and economics commentator.


  1. ^ "Grace Blakeley". IPPR. 21 November 2016.
  2. ^ Grace Blakeley appointed New Statesman economics commentator The New Statesman, 12 November 2018. Retrieved February 17 2019.
  3. ^ Cohen, Roger (8 March 2019). "Socialism and the 2020 American Election". The New York Times. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  4. ^ Evans, Albert (26 October 2018). "Economist shuts down Michael Portillo with brutal analogy on why 'austerity doesn't work'". i News. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  5. ^ "European Graduates - University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom".
  6. ^ Vulture Sessions (15 June 2015). "Grace Blakeley - Tear Me To Pieces - Vulture Sessions Oxford" – via YouTube.