STEPHEN BRADLEY: A new direction for Labour’s traditional Northern Irish allies the SDLP suggests Labour should consider fighting elections in the region again.
Across Europe populism is on the rise and social democratic parties are taking a blow at the ballot box. Can progressive politicians reset the trajectory they’re currently on? We asked eight experts for the policy ideas that are needed to revive the centre-left.
LIZ KENDALL MP: Social democrats are too often defined by what they are against rather than what they are for.
PAULA SURRIDGE: The old left-right divide means less and less as voters struggle to fit themselves into party boxes. If the centre-left is to revive, it must work within this new landscape.
JANNIKE WACHOWIAK: German social democrats are reeling from poor election results. Where can they go from here?
JAMES SLOAM AND MATT HENN: New generations of young adults are more cosmopolitan than older generations. If this trend continues, it will transform the political landscape.