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Roy Kennedy

Lord Kennedy of Southwark is a Labour and Cooperative peer and shadow minister of communities, housing and local government. he is also a Lewisham councillor

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Where next for the people’s party?

Roy Kennedy

Having worked in the West Midlands regional office during the general election campaign, Lord Roy Kennedy reflects on Labour’s electoral successes and how the party can build on these in the months and years to come. Harold Wilson famously told us ‘a week is a long time in politics.’ The prime minister has learnt that…

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Transforming the country

Roy Kennedy

‘May you live in interesting times’ as the phrase says. Well few would dispute the fact that we have, ever since the exit poll on the night of the 2015 General Election which pointed to our worst fears – that for the first time since 1992 we would elect a majority Tory government in the…

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Let us build

Roy Kennedy

Council housing was once a force for good in our communities – and it can be again   I grew up in council housing in south London in the 1960s and 70s. I will always be grateful to Southwark Council for providing a home that was warm, safe and dry and enabled our family to…