Backbench is the largest open platform current affairs blog in the UK.


The website is broadly designed for people under the age of 30, though we accept articles from people of all ages.

We publish articles on both domestic and foreign politics.

If you're interested in writing for us, please fill in the contact box below and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.


You don't need any prior experience to join Backbench.

Writers are expected to contribute one article (roughly 800 words in length) a month, though we won't kick you off the site if you don't.

Articles are edited, to ensure our style is consistent. However, we make sure to follow the original text as closely as possible. We also provide feedback on all articles.

We accept articles from across the political spectrum.