Ex parliamentary researcher andrew fisher 2 author of the failed experiment
Andrew Fisher (born 1979/80) is a British political activist and author who is a senior policy adviser to the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, and is described as Corbyn's head of policy by some sources.
Fisher gained an MA in politics. He then worked as a parliamentary researcher for six years, and was policy officer at the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) trade union. According to Labour List, in 2006 he co-founded the Left Economics Advisory Panel (LEAP), a body chaired by John McDonnell. Fisher has also maintained a blog at LEAP Economics. He is the author of The Failed Experiment: And How to Build an Economy that Works, a book published in 2014 about the 2008 financial crash. According to one reviewer, the book "argues for the urgent need for a fundamental democratisation of the economy, and recognises this will require a re-intensification of popular struggles."
After Jeremy Corbyn became Leader of the Labour Party in September 2015, Fisher was appointed as an adviser. In November 2015, he was suspended from the Labour Party following complaints from other Labour party members. In a statement, Corbyn stated that he still had full confidence in Fisher. His suspension was lifted by the Labour National Executive Committee later in the month, and he was issued with a warning.
Fisher is married with a son, and has lived in Croydon since 2006.
Ex parliamentary researcher andrew fisher 1 author of the failed experiment