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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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Progressive Principles

Progressive principles for Brexit negotiations

Joe Carberry, Olivia Bailey

Progressives must accept and respect the result of the EU referendum, and come together to shape the Brexit negotiations. That starts by learning the lessons of the referendum. Concern over immigration was a crucial factor, with public support for greater controls and better support for communities. Too many people in our country feel left behind…

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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…


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…