After a year like no other in British politics, are we more polarised than ever? Why are we prone to be drawn into rival, often deeply antagonistic factions? What can be done to bring people back together?

We are delighted to launch a new Power Hour series for 2023 looking at key women in public life. We were thrilled to be joined by Ali Goldsworthy to talk about her career in politics and work to tackle polarisation and division. Ali has been a political advisor and campaigner for more than 20 years. She is a former Deputy Chair of the Liberal Democrats and is the current President at Accord, the world’s first organisation dedicated to helping businesses understand division, what causes it and how they should respond. Ali is also the co-author of “Poles Apart: Why People Turn Against Each Other, and How to Bring Them Together”.