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Olivia Bailey

Olivia Bailey is Research Director at the Fabian Society. She was previously Political Advisor to a member of Labour’s Shadow Cabinet, where she worked on Labour’s policy development and political reform.

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Outsiders

Adebusuyi Adeyemi, Olivia Bailey

Ideas to improve BAME representation in the Labour party People who are black, Asian or from a minority ethnic background (BAME) are underrepresented in British politics. BAME people make up just 6 per cent of MPs, despite the fact they are 13 per cent of the population – a figure set to rise to more…

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Politics by people

Olivia Bailey

The labour movement has always fought for the mass participation of people in politics – from campaigning for the equal franchise in the 1910s, to devolution to the nations in the 1990s. As our democracy faces a growing crisis of trust and participation, the left must once again rise to the challenge. As part of…

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Politics by People

Olivia Bailey

A new charter for democratic reform, written by activists from across the Labour movement. British democracy is in crisis. A decline in voter turnout over the last 60 years has combined with a growing distrust of politicians and public institutions. The anger expressed during the recent EU referendum is just the latest sign of dissatisfaction…