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Ryan Shorthouse

Ryan Shorthouse

  • Visiting

Visiting Senior Research Fellow


Ryan Shorthouse is a British writer, thinker, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and chief executive of Bright Blue, an independent think tank for promoting Liberal Conservatism. He was previously a Research Fellow for the Social Market Foundation and a part of the team that won Prospect magazine's Think Tank of the Year in 2012. Before 2010, he was a researcher for the David Willetts MP during his tenure as Shadow Education Secretary, where he authored the Conservative Party's Childhood Review. He is also a writer and political commentator, appearing regularly on television, radio, and in print. Shorthouse is a trustee of the Early Intervention Foundation. He is a mentor for the Social Mobility Foundation and a governor of a new secondary school in East London.