Geraldine Margaret Mitchell

freelance, United Kingdom

“‘I’m not really a joiner’: High earners’ patterns of political participation in the UK”

Gerry Mitchell is a social researcher and writer who is also experienced in political campaigning, community engagement and teaching. She has degrees from Cambridge and The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) where, based in the Centre for Social Exclusion, she completed a PhD in Social Policy. She has recently worked with Compass (London), the Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council (EVOC), the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (Brussels), Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (London and Nordic countries) and the Think Tank for Action on Social Change (Ireland). She lives in Woking, Surrey where she stood as Labour’s parliamentary candidate in the 2019 general election. She currently chairs local Compass and Make Votes Matter groups and co-directs a community fridge project. She has just co-authored (with Marcos González Hernando) Uncomfortably Off: why high earners should care about inequality (Policy Press, 2023). Twitter: @GerryMitchell2