Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

Is ‘southern discomfort’ spreading?

Lewis Baston charts Labour’s electoral fortunes between 1992 and 2015, discovering a small but surprising improvement in the party’s standing in the south-east of England – but increasing ‘Midlands Misery’ for Labour in the heart of England.


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Lewis Baston

is senior research fellow at Democratic Audit and author of the Progress pamphlet, Marginal Difference

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