The Campaign for a Labour Majority

Campaign for a Labour Majority: Is Labour right on immigration?

  |  12 February 2014

Campaign for a Labour Majority: Is Labour right on immigration? 6-7.30pm, 12 February 2014 Committee room 9, House of Commons David Hanson MP Shadow immigration minister Diane Abbott MP Hackney North and Stoke Newington Jonathan Portes Director, National Institute of Economic and Social Research Nick Pecorelli Associate director, The Campaign Company Zoe Tyndall Research lead, BritainThinks Chair: Polly Billington PPC …

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Battleground Britain

Editorial  |  5 February 2014

Forty years ago this month, Harold Wilson led Labour back to power and ejected Edward Heath from Downing Street. It was hardly a resounding victory: Labour won fewer votes but a handful more seats than the Tories, and Wilson was 17 seats short of a majority, forcing him to call a second general election only …

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Third Place First conference 2014

Felicity Slater  |  25 January 2014

Third Place First conference 2014  No ‘no-go’ areas in the campaign for a Labour majority Saturday 25 January 2014 | West Herts College, Hempstead Road, Watford WD17 3EZ As part of the Campaign for a Labour Majority, this conference will look at how Labour can organise, campaign and win in seats where we are currently …

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The Third Place First state of mind

Matthew Turmaine  |  23 January 2014

The next time you speak to someone about politics, whether at your place of work, in your activism, to your partner or kids at teatime, remember to tell them something. Remember to tell them how ambitious the Labour Party is. The Progress Third Place First conference is an opportunity to pool experience and learning for …

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The trials that stop time in SW1

David Talbot  |  6 December 2013

Weeks of lurid details of sex, drug-fuelled parties, fraternal healings, ‘nightmare colleagues’ and continuing rumblings over allegations of vote-rigging – November was just another month in the Labour party. And yet Labour entered the final month of 2013 in robust shape. It is, as the Daily Telegraph’s Benedict Brogan so elegantly put it, the ‘strange …

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Campaign for a Labour Majority: What’s the voters’ message for Labour? Launch of BritainThinks research for Progress

Richard Angell  |  3 December 2013

Campaign for a Labour Majority: What’s the voters’ message for Labour? Launch of BritainThinks research for Progress 6pm, Tuesday 3 December Committee Room 17, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA Presenters: Deborah Mattinson and Zoe Tyndall, BritainThinks Stewart Wood Shadow minister without portfolio Hopi Sen Political journalist and blogger Chair: Joan Ryan Progress strategy board and PPC for Enfield North This …

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How does Labour win in London in 2015?

Tessa Jowell  |  27 November 2013

First we must understand the characteristics of voters in our 12 marginal seats. They are made up of a high proportion of liberal opinion voters – well educated, tolerant, and politically opinionated – who deserted Labour mostly to the Liberal Democrats in the aftermath of Iraq. The other significant group are young professionals. What these …

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Winning a mandate for London

Stephen Bush  |  26 November 2013

When is a hustings not a hustings? Well, when the only declared candidate for the office in question – the Labour nomination for mayor of London – hasn’t been invited, and the matter at hand is an entirely different election. That said, while Progress’ latest event in the Campaign for a Labour Majority series wasn’t …

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Watch out for ‘Fergie Time’

Lewis Baston  |  22 November 2013

Labour has had quite a good month in the polls. The party’s share has edged up since mid-October, from the neighbourhood of 37 per cent to something more like 39-40 per cent, while the Conservatives may have softened a bit over the last couple of weeks in particular. The Liberal Democrats and United Kingdom Independence …

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Campaign for a Labour Majority: How can Labour win a mandate in 2015? with Chinese for Labour

Felicity Slater  |  21 November 2013

Campaign for a Labour Majority: How can Labour win a mandate in 2015? with Chinese for Labour 7-8.30pm, Thursday 21 November Peterloo Room, Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6DD Liam Byrne MP Shadow higher education minister Lucy Powell MP Shadow minister for childcare Rebecca Blake PPC for Redditch Sonny Leong Chair, Chinese for Labour …

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