The Team

I'm Ben Wray, and I started as CommonSpace editor in April 2018. Previously I have been a journalist at CommonSpace and head of policy at Common Weal. I’m keen to hear from readers about their ideas for the site, our news content and to get involved in its development, so get in touch at



I’m Sean Bell, CommonSpace parliamentary reporter based in Edinburgh. I’ve written in the Sunday Herald, the National, the Scottish Review of Books, Jacobin, Conter and Telesur. Get in touch with




My name's Caitlin Logan and I'm a journalist with CommonSpace based in Glasgow. I’ve worked in an eclectic mix of jobs in the third and public sectors, from social research and data analysis, to communications, to assessing funding applications, and I have a particular interest in equalities and human rights. Get in touch at





Hi, I’m Alasdair. I joined CommonSpace in January after a  spell as a freelancer whilst I undertook my journalism training, and before that, I worked in politics. I enjoy interviewing; reporting on power, politics and the media as well as workers’ rights and democratic reform. I’m particularly interested in local government and community empowerment. Got a story? Email: