Interview with Joan Walley: Life after parliament

Joan Walley ended a 28-year career in politics at the last election to become chair of the Aldersgate Group. She talks to Isabella Kaminski about the move from the Commons to business lobbying

Joan Walley: 'There can’t be anything more urgent than looking at Paris and the sustainable development goals'Joan Walley stepped down from frontline politics at the last election, having spent 28 years as Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent, and she will take up the chair of the Aldersgate Group in September (

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