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Hearts and minds: Winning the working-class vote


Many former Labour supporters feel the party left them long before they left it. The party cannot take for granted even the seats it holds, and to win again, it needs to rebuild its connection with working-class voters in every corner of the UK. How can it re-establish the relationships, communications and values it needs to win back voters’ trust and support?

In this collection, Labour MPs look to the future, setting out what the party must do to regain the confidence of working people. Labour under Keir Starmer has made real progress in re-establishing a serious claim to be considered an alternative government. But there is still much to do. This collection offers both insights into the nature of the task ahead and threads of fresh thinking on rebuilding Labour’s appeal.

Edited by John Healey MP, with contributions from Tracy Brabin MP, Yvette Cooper MP, Jon Cruddas MP, Yvonne Fovargue MP, Emma Hardy MP, Dan Jarvis MP, Abena Oppong-Asare MP, Taiwo Owatemi MP, Toby Perkins MP, Bridget Phillipson MP, Jonathan Reynolds MP, Darren Rodwell, Luke Raikes, Nick Thomas-Symonds MP

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10 May 2021

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