Liverpool Albert Dock

Open to the world

Alison McGovern MP  |  24 September 2016

Liverpool shows why Labour in power matters —Coming to Liverpool for conference? Lucky you. In so many ways, we are a city on the up. New businesses creating jobs, a buzzing arts scene, fantastic architecture. As much a cultural icon as an economic powerhouse, as much a European city as a British institution. All of it defiantly Labour. But this was …

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Labour balloon

Worth saving

Jamie Reed MP  |  23 September 2016

One day, parliamentary democrats will win the battle for Labour, writes Jamie Reed It has been an exceptional year for the Labour party. Only 12 months ago, faced with a Conservative majority government for the first time in a generation, the party sought to chart a new path as it struggled to learn the lessons of its …

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The Insider October 2016

Doin’ it for the kids

The Insider  |  23 September 2016

The list of red princes and princesses given comfy jobs in Jeremy Corbyn’s office often used to make your insider worry that Momentum was just a crèche for the children of the well-educated, well-paid establishment left. But your insider worries no more after the launch of the real thing: Momentum Kids. Let’s take it as read that …

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Back to college

Anna Turley MP and Jonathan Reynolds MP  |  8 September 2016

Should Labour return to using the three-part electoral college system in its leadership elections?

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Young people

Voting alone is not enough

Sam Foulder-Hughes  |  8 September 2016

In the battle to get young people to the ballot box it is important that the left does not forget that voting alone is not enough. Austerity has radically shrunk the size of our public services, and it is increasingly the case that community and religious groups and small charities are having to come together …

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People. Crowd. Bridge. London.

Tackling teenage anxiety and depression

Jonathan Slater  |  7 September 2016

Last month the Department for Education published worrying findings showing that more than one in three teenage girls suffer from anxiety or depression. This constituted a rise of 10 per cent in the past decade. According to Nick Harrop, campaigns manager of national charity Young Minds, said that, ‘Teenage girls today face a huge range of pressures. Stress at school, body …

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Vote Leave sign

Watch out

Chuka Umunna MP  |  6 September 2016

Hold the Tory ‘Leavers’ to account for their promises —The result of the European Union referendum was devastating for everyone who passionately believes that Britain is stronger, safer and better off as part of the EU. I know that the vast majority of us in the Labour family feel deeply disappointed. But we should be proud …

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101 Ways to Win an Election

Siobhain McDonagh MP  |  6 September 2016

Originally published in 2012, this updated book promises to ‘reveal the insider secrets and skills you need to make sure you’re a winner on Election Day’. It might seem a little ironic that the authors are Liberal Democrat campaigners, given the party’s disastrous performance since 2012. But both Mark Pack and Edward Maxfield have experiences …

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Nigel Farage resignation

After Farage

Matthew Goodwin  |  5 September 2016

Both a Ukip collapse or revival could spell danger for Labour, writes Matthew Goodwin At the 2016 referendum on the European Union, Nigel Farage and the United Kingdom Independence party achieved all they had ever wanted. After 23 years of campaigning, much of it spent in the electoral backwaters, the self-anointed ‘People’s Army’ helped to force a nationwide …

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Oldham street

Earn it or lose it

Jim McMahon MP  |  5 September 2016

Taking the support of working-class northerners for granted is no longer an option for Labour, if it ever was, warns Jim McMahon   The working classes of the north of England are industrious and ambitious. We are deeply proud of our roots and of the honest graft of earning to provide a decent standard of life for …

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