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Labour’s northern soul

Caitlin Griffith Otway

How Stoke lost the faith Healthy Labour majorities have long been guaranteed in Stoke-on-Trent, thanks to a self-reinforcing triumvirate of work, trade unionism and party loyalty. However, Labour safe seats in northern, working-class towns risk being taken for granted. In 2015, all 20 seats with the lowest turnout were won by Labour – an expression…

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Missing millions

Oliver Sidorczuk, Toby James

Upgrading Britain’s electoral management for a more inclusive, equal and fair democracy The gap between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’ has moved to the centre of the political agenda in post-Brexit Britain. In Theresa May’s first speech as prime minister, she stood on the steps of 10 Downing Street and pledged to ‘make Britain…

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Dark days

Andrew Harrop

These are dark days for Britain, for the left, and for the Fabian way. The outcome of the referendum was a defeat for Fabianism – a rejection of our internationalism, our collectivism, our spirit of tolerance and openness. It was a defeat for evidence, reason and expertise. On the left, there were individual leave supporters…

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Public attitudes to the EU Referendum

Wednesday 20 April 2016 18.30 - 20.00 Grimond Room, Portcullis House, London, SW1A 2LW   [<a href="//storify.com/TheFabians/public-attitudes-to-the-eu-referendum" target="_blank">View the story "Public attitudes to the EU Referendum" on Storify</a>] ...

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New Year Conference 2014

Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

We are delighted to announce that our 2014 New Year Conference will take place on Saturday 25th January 2014. The keynote speaker for our conference will be the shadow chancellor of the exchequer, Ed Balls. Confirmed speakers so...

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What should the Chancellor do in this year’s Autumn Statement?

Association of British Insurers, 51 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7HQ

The Fabian Society and Reform are delighted to invite you to a debate in the run up to this year’s Autumn Statement: "What should the Chancellor do in this year's Autumn Statement?" 2 December 2013, 12.30 to 14.00...

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Fabian AGM 2013

Conference Hall, Mary Sumner House, 24 Tufton Street, London, SW1P 3RB

Our AGM is an opportunity for all members to have their say in the Fabian Society's policy direction. As with every year, we will host a discussion ahead of the formal business of our AGM. These discussions are based...

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Greater Manchester Fabians: The Socialist Way Book Launch

People's History Museum, Left Bank, Manchester, Lancashire M3 3ER

The Fabian Society is proud to extend this invite from the Greater Manchester Fabians - in association with the People's History Museum and IB Tauris - to its wider membership. The event will celebrate the publication of 'The Socialist Way', a major...

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Fabian Summer Conference: Green Labour

Come and join the Fabian Society on July 6th at our Summer conference entitled Green Labour. We are delighted to announce that our morning keynote will be given by Will Hutton. Our Summer Conference will take place at the...

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People First: Labour’s New Thinking on Transport

Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament, SW1A 0AA

Thank you to those who attended our event in association with Labour’s Policy Review. We hosted a debate with Shadow Secretary of State, Maria Eagle on the subject of transport. You can read a copy of Maria's speech to...