DBqVzMwXkAEa8GY

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…

14267599480_bd89598071_k-colour

Bringing democracy online

Areeq Chowdhury

Online voting is not only a necessity but an inevitability, writes Areeq Chrowdhury We’re not even halfway through, and 2017 has already brought about another political earthquake in Western democracy. An earthquake in the sense that an election that was meant to end up as a thumping majority for the incumbent Conservative party ended up…

4581073867_f2e6ff591e_b

An even greater prize

James Coldwell

Aside from YouGov, did anyone foresee last week’s election result? Most pollsters were way off the mark, as were the majority of those who placed bets on the outcome. Social media is now awash with spliced clips of Labour grandees forecasting the party’s demise. Yet they expressed the same level of pessimism as Len Mccluskey,…