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Will Somerville

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Will Somerville

UK Senior Fellow

Will Somerville joined the Migration Policy Institute as a Senior Policy Analyst in 2006. He is also the UK Director for Unbound Philanthropy, a private foundation based in New York and Visiting Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield.

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Prior to joining MPI, Mr. Somerville worked at the Commission for Racial Equality, the UK's Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, Cabinet Office, and the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). He has authored over 60 policy papers, chapters, and journal articles. His most recent book is Immigration under New Labour (2007, Policy Press). He holds a master’s degree (with distinction) in social policy from the London School of Economics.

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Reports
January 2014
By Elizabeth Collett and Will Somerville
Reports
January 2014
By Demetrios G. Papademetriou and Will Somerville
Policy Briefs
May 2013
By Andrew Geddes and Will Somerville
Reports
April 2011
By Richard Black, Michael Collyer, and Will Somerville
Reports
January 2010
By Madeleine Sumption and Will Somerville
Reports
October 2009
By Will Somerville
Reports
June 2009
By Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Madeleine Sumption, and Will Somerville

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The United Kingdom has faced changing immigration patterns over the last two decades driven largely by EU migration, and political upheaval caused by the rise of the United Kingdom Independence Party and the Scottish National Party. Upcoming general elections in May 2015 will have a significant impact not only on immigration policies but the United Kingdom's place in the European Union.
Recent immigration to the United Kingdom is larger and more diverse than at any point in its history. This updated profile examines how the global recession is affecting migration flows, the latest immigration and asylum data, and overviews of new immigration and integration policies.
UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, who announced his resignation this week, leaves behind an immigration system that has been fundamentally reshaped. As MPI's Will Somerville explains, migration is now "managed" to favor migrants coming for work and study.
Reports
January 2014
By Elizabeth Collett and Will Somerville
Reports
January 2014
By Demetrios G. Papademetriou and Will Somerville
Policy Briefs
May 2013
By Andrew Geddes and Will Somerville
Reports
April 2011
By Richard Black, Michael Collyer, and Will Somerville
Reports
January 2010
By Madeleine Sumption and Will Somerville
Reports
October 2009
By Will Somerville
Reports
June 2009
By Demetrios G. Papademetriou, Madeleine Sumption, and Will Somerville

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