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Labour’s purpose

Phil Wilson MP

So that was the election that was. The outlandish victory predicted for the Conservatives has ended up on the rocks of a hung parliament, with the Labour party believing it will only take the tide to rise once more for Jeremy Corbyn to clamber aboard and sail away at the wheel of the ship-of-state. Jeremy…

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Keeping it local

Ed Wallis

When Theresa May called a snap general election, it was supposed to call time on one of the most tumultuous periods in our political history. Politics has barely paused to catch breath since 23 June last year, when Britain’s political class was pitched into chaos by the vote to leave the EU. We saw a…

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Where next for the people’s party?

Lord 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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Why Life Chances Matter

Alan Milburn, David Miliband MP, John Reid, Ruth Kelly, Yvette Cooper MP

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