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The election: what went wrong and what next

Edward Jones  |  14 May 2015

My first thoughts after Thursday’s results were with all Labour’s fantastic candidates who were standing up on stages across the country as their results were read out but going the wrong way: the likes of Will Martindale, Uma Kumaran and Luke Pollard would have made great members of parliament – and hopefully still will some …

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Seven days to go

Emma Burnell  |  30 April 2015

I have been an Ed Miliband supporter for a really long time. I supported him throughout his leadership campaign and before that I was a real admirer of his work in department of energy and climate change. I saw him inspire young climate change campaigners and get them enthusiastic about Labour’s work. I knew this …

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Progress campaign day: Norwich North

Stuart Macnaughtan  |  24 April 2015

Every Friday during the short campaign Progress will be leading a campaign day in one of Labour’s target seats. Meeting at 11am and 2pm. Further information to follow shortly. All party activists welcome. Bring a friend. Training is available for new campaigners. Hove Friday 17 April Norwich North Friday 24 April Event Registration Online for Progress campaign day: …

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The empty straitjacket

Alex White  |  22 April 2015

Cameron is not just out of ideas – he never had one. Futility is easily revealed by hindsight but when William Hague presented his shadow cabinet with copies of Philip Gould’s ‘The Unfinished Revolution’ – inscribed with ‘know thine enemy’ – he might have been hoping for at least some lessons to be learnt. Gould’s …

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Progress campaign day: Hove

Stuart Macnaughtan  |  17 April 2015

Every Friday during the short campaign Progress will be leading a campaign day in one of Labour’s target seats. Meeting at 11am and 2pm. Further information to follow shortly. All party activists welcome. Bring a friend. Training is available for new campaigners. Hove Friday 17 April. Meeting at London Victoria to catch the train at 9am. Both sessions …

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Keep at it – it is working

Jacqui Smith  |  13 April 2015

Anybody who is reading this is probably taking a short break from phoning, leafletting, doorknocking and poster-erecting. My message to you is ‘Keep at it – it is working’. Last week I experienced the election campaign equivalent of Peter Mandelson’s old mantra that it is only when you are sick to tears with a particular …

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Progress campaign day: Grimsby and Cleethorpes

Stuart Macnaughtan  |  10 April 2015

Every Friday during the short campaign Progress will be leading a campaign day in one of Labour’s target seats. Setting off at 7am from London. Meet at Dalston Junction station. Meeting at 11am and 2pm. 11am – Grimsby: Rialto Avenue DN32 9QZ 2:30pm – Cleethorpes: Junction of Blundell Avenue and Grimsby Road, DN35 7PT All party activists welcome. Bring …

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The final sweep

Richard Angell  |  3 April 2015

Switchers from the Conservative party hold the key to victory next month In the final weeks before the general election, as the rapid pursuit for promises becomes more fraught, the election campaign metaphorically turns into the final dash in 1990s television programme Supermarket Sweep. In the Big Sweep round contestants would find themselves torn between collecting Dale …

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Progress campaign day: Ilford North

Stuart Macnaughtan  |  3 April 2015

Every Friday during the short campaign Progress will be leading a campaign day in one of Labour’s target seats. Meeting at 11am and 2pm. Further information to follow shortly. All party activists welcome. Bring a friend. Training is available for new campaigners.

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Lab7scots

Stuart Macnaughtan  |  1 April 2015

Following the three seats challenge model, Progress continues the campaign tours in Scotland to help comrades up against the Scottish National party Wednesday 1 April 2015 10.30am: Glasgow Central (Anas Sarwar) 1.30pm: West Dunbartonshire (Gemma Doyle) 4.30pm: Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch (Gregg McClymont) 7pm: Airdrie and Shotts (Pamela Nash) Thursday 2 April 2015 10.30am: Edinburgh South (Ian Murray) 1.30pm: Edinburgh East …

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