Should Labour Support Compulsory Voting?

Should Labour Support Compulsory Voting?

Stephen Lambert and Philippa Everingham look at the arguments Voting is the most basic form of political participation in a democracy like Britain. Yet voter turnout has declined sharply since the 1950s – from about 88 per cent in the 1955 general election, it fell to...
It Will Take More than One General Election for Labour to Regain Power – But Here’s How We Do It

It Will Take More than One General Election for Labour to Regain Power – But Here’s How We Do It

Let’s face it: Labour is not going to win the next general election. Whether that election is called in 2020 or before, an opposition this far behind in the opinion polls has a negligible chance of forming the next government – with or without the support of other...
Do Not be Comforted by UKIP’s Failure to Break Through in Stoke – The Battle for Labour’s Heartlands is Just Beginning

Do Not be Comforted by UKIP’s Failure to Break Through in Stoke – The Battle for Labour’s Heartlands is Just Beginning

Amidst the shock and misery that befell Labour’s true believers in the wake of our loss of Copeland yesterday morning, some people – including Labour’s ‘leader’ – tried to shift people’s focus onto the fact that we had held Stoke Central. This was due, they said, to...