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The transformative effect

Not everyone wants to devolve decision making, maybe they see it as too difficult, or they have a very clear view of what a community should accept and nothing is going to change their mind.

Maybe sometimes people struggle with the...

On a campaign footing

The general election of June 2017 marked a turning point in British politics and saw one of the most dramatic results in electoral history. The Labour party defied all expectations increasing our share of the vote on the previous election...

The most marginal Tory-held seat in England

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...

The rise of youth

Does age now trump class in British politics?
Labour’s surprise success in June’s election, gaining 32 seats and winning 40 per cent of the popular vote, has quickly been absorbed within a new narrative about the rise of youth. Before the...

A final push

Labour won this campaign – but its task at the next election will be a complicated one, as Lewis Baston explains
One should not slip into thinking that Labour ‘won’ the 2017 election. The Conservatives were still ahead on votes and...

Politics in the platform age

The election marked a turning point and a radical Labour victory is now within grasp, argues Jeremy Gilbert

What made the extraordinary and unexpected result of the 2017 election possible? Several popular explanations have been widely circulated. The first attributes the result...

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