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Tom Banbury

Tom Banbury is a writer and researcher based in Warwickshire. He works on histories of politics, medicine, and the environment.

The Struggle for the Great Reform Act

On 7 June 1832, the first Representation of the People Act passed, laying the foundations for the growth of representative democracy in Britain – it was a partial victory won by centuries of agitation.

The Ancient Roots of Trespass

The Tory government’s plan to make trespass a criminal offence is part of a centuries-old tradition: using the law to protect wealthy landowners at the expense of our right to roam.