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A view from the campaign trail

Barbara Cannon

The Copeland by-election and the battle to save West Cumberland hospital There is a mighty battle going on just now in Copeland during the parliamentary by-election, triggered when former MP Jamie Reed resigned. Labour has held the seat since the 1930′s and to lose it now is unthinkable. Yet there is a worrying and prevailing view…

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Under the microscope

Matt Singh

The Stoke Central and Copeland by-elections By-elections are a strange beast. They are an ‘event’ for parties and the media and fun for political anoraks, but their impact on the narrative usually far outweighs their electoral significance or predictive value. In turn, they are themselves difficult to predict, and national polling is not a good…

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A new statecraft

Jessica Studdert

Devolution offers a real opportunity to reconnect with the ‘left behind’ who are alienated from our democratic institutions. But approaches so far have fallen short, as Jessica Studdert explains We have had a lot of democracy this year. The results of national polls on both sides of the Atlantic have confounded experts and rocked political establishments. The Brexit vote, and Donald Trump’s “Brexit plus plus plus”,…

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Fabian AGM 2012

Conference Hall, Mary Sumner House (Mother’s Union), 24 Tufton Street, London, SW1P 3RB.

Labour’s Public Face: How voters feel about the people’s party...

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The Fabian Fringe at Labour Party Conference 2012

Manchester Town Hall

 Labour’s Alternative: The Shape of Things to Come This year’s Labour Party Fringe will explore some of the themes outlined in the latest groundbreaking Fabian pamphlet the ‘Shape of Things to Come’, edited by John Denham. The Fabians have a...

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Young Fabians: Parliamentary Bill Workshop

Committee Room 21, Palace of Westminster

The Young Fabians Future of Finance Network and Parliamentary Outreach department are hosting a training seminar on the life-cycle of a Parliamentary bill. ...

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Summer Conference 2011: The Progressive Fightback

Altitude, London SW1P 4QP

The first conference after the coalition’s first big electoral test Keynote: Andy Burnham MP Saturday 14th May 2011 11hr00 to 16hr00 at Altitude, London SW1P 4QP This event will bring together politicians, thinkers, grassroots campaigners and members of the public...

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New Year Conference 2011

Institute of Education,London

Venue & Address:Institute of Education,London Start and End times: Saturday 15th January 2011 Ticket price: £30/£15 The Conference kicked off the political year by seeking to connect Labour and a broader pluralist movement to map out the...

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Fabians at Labour Party Conference 2010

Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester, M60 2LA

Given the backdrop of a newly elected party leader, the Fabians used this moment to reflect and debate the next chapter of Labour's future vision and strategies. ...

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Fabians at Lib Dem Conference 2010

Liverpool

In addition to running the largest Fringe at Labour Party Conference, the Fabian Society ran a number of fringe events at the Liberal Democrat Party Conference in Liverpool in 2009...

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Summer Conference 2010: Next Left

School of Oriental and African Studies, London

The Fabians were delighted to host the first big political event after the election, which looked at where Labour and the broader progressive movement go from here....

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New Year Conference 2010

Institute of Education, London

The Fabian “Causes to Fight For” New Year Conference 2010 kicked off with a keynote speech from the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, in front of more than 700 delegates in which he promised to fight for Britain's mainstream middle....