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Knowing where the shoe pinches: three Labour ministers reflect on their experiences in social work and politics

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  • 1 Cardiff University, , UK
  • | 2 University of Kent, , UK
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Three Labour politicians with experience in government and backgrounds in social work spoke on a conference panel about politics and social work. All had moved into electoral politics with the view that there were limits to the radical change that social work could achieve. They discussed how social work has influenced their political work and how constituency casework illuminates the impact of policies on individuals. This article examines the themes of the discussion.

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