Andrew Harrop

Andrew Harrop

Andrew Harrop is the General Secretary of the Fabian Society

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The age election

Andrew Harrop

The 2017 election could mark an unprecedented and remarkable divergence in the way different age groups vote. If the opinion polls are anything like accurate, the expected Conservative victory will be almost entirely the responsibility of voters over the age of 50. The polls suggest that Labour will be crushed when it comes to the…

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Ambitions for Britain

Andrew Harrop

Labour enters this election travelling light. It has a handful of decent policy pledges, mainly recycled from Ed Miliband’s manifesto and Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership campaigns. But election policies are meant to be the icing on the cake. The cake itself is the thinking and feeling that imbues the party; the relationships it builds and the…

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Labour’s six battlegrounds

Andrew Harrop

This is going to be complicated. In June’s surprise election Labour will need to fight on six different fronts and each local campaign will need to be tailored to its own context. More than in any previous election, Labour campaigners will not be able to rely on the size of current majorities as a guide…