Who we are

Progress, Labour’s new mainstream, aims to promote a radical and progressive politics. Founded in 1996, we are an independent organisation of Labour party members.

Through our national and regional events and regular publications, we seek to promote open debate and discussion of progressive ideas and policies.

Progress is chaired by John Woodcock MP. Our vice-chairs are Jenny Chapman MP, Stephen Doughty MP, Julie Elliott MP, Tristram Hunt MP, Dan Jarvis MP, Liz Kendall MP, Seema Malhotra MP, Alison McGovern MP, Toby Perkins MP, Lucy Powell MP, Steve Reed MP and Jonathan Reynolds MP. Progress’ honorary president is Stephen Twigg MP. Progress has an elected strategy board representing Progress members, Labour councillors and parliamentarians.

Find out more about Progress’ work during the last parliament – working for a Labour majority as Labour’s new mainstream

Membership of Progress is open to all members of the Labour party and is only open to current members of the Labour party. If you are not a member of the Labour party but wish to receive the magazine, you can subscribe to Progress here. As of 3 August 2015, Progress has 2,351 continuing members and subscribers.

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