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A question of trust

Katherine Sangster

Scottish Labour now has an opportunity to build on its election success At the start of the general election campaign, the received wisdom in Scotland was that the best Labour could expect was for Ian Murray to hold onto his seat in Edinburgh South. As the campaign progressed, Scottish Labour started to grow in confidence,…

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The most marginal Tory-held seat in England

Simon Letts

Firstly some background – I was the Labour candidate in Southampton Itchen in June’s general election, the seat that we lost by 31 votes to the Conservatives making it now the most marginal Tory held seat in England. I am also the leader of Southampton City Council, one of those ‘red dot’ councils that have…

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Listening to the right people

Rosie Leatherland

It’s always difficult to predict the twists and turns of any general election campaign, but the outcome of the last was truly beyond anyone’s expectations. Theresa May went from having the largest poll lead of any Conservative prime minister in modern history, only to crash and burn in such spectacular fashion. In the history books,…

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