Sunder Katwala is a British political activist of Indian and Irish family heritage. He is the director of the identity and integration think-tank British Future, and former general secretary of the Fabian Society.
British Future, which also addresses issues of migration and opportunity, launched in January 2012. The think-tank's call for the adoption of an English national anthem, backed by MPs from different UK political parties, won the support of Prime Minister David Cameron, according to reports on the website ConservativeHome and in the Sunday Telegraph. It is also campaigning for a special Sunday on Remembrance Sunday 2014.
He was previously with The Observer newspaper, as a leader writer and internet editor, and was Research Director of The Foreign Policy Centre think-tank from 1999 to 2001. He became Fabian general secretary in October 2003, and held the position until July 2011.
Katwala also writes for The Guardian newspaper, for the New Statesman, the Spectator Coffee House blog, and for Liberal Conspiracy blog.
In 2010 the Daily Telegraph included Katwala at number 32 in its list of the '100 most influential left-wingers' in British politics, while he was Fabian General Secretary. British Future is a non-partisan group which engages across the political spectrum, and has staff and Trustees with backgrounds across the major political parties.
|Party political offices
| General Secretary of the Fabian Society
2003 – 2011