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Fabian Review – Summer 2010: Fabian Review - Summer 2010

As the Labour Party begins to regroup after a painful election defeat, the Fabian Review looks at what went wrong.


  • Fabian Review – Summer 2010
  • By Tom Hampson
  • Published 1 June 2010

As the Labour Party begins to regroup after a painful election defeat, the Fabian Review looks at what went wrong, what went right, and how to move on.

Tim Bale wrote the book on the Tories long period in opposition, and he offers a guide on how Labour avoids making the same mistakes.

Sunder Katwala appraises the Labour leadership contest.

Ken Livingstone celebrates London successes and critiques two years of Boris.

David Lammy pulls no punches in his analysis of Labour’s loss and the scale of the challenge to rebuild the party.

Mary Riddell interviews John Denham.

Gisela Stuart gives the inside track on her remarkable election success in Birmingham.

Liverpool councillor Steve Munby outlines how Labour can use opposition to its advantage.

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Tom Hampson

Tom Hampson is a partner at Soapbox. He formerly worked as editorial director for the Fabian Society.

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