electoral reform

Politics by People: A new charter for democratic reform

At Fabian Society New Year conference 2017
Saturday, 14 January 2017 | Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ

Speakers included:

  • Stella Creasy MP (Walthamstow) – 20.08mins
  • Wayne David MP (Caerphilly) – 15.22mins
  • Katie Ghose (chief executive, Electoral Reform Society) – 5.59mins
  • Richard Angell (director, Progress) – 10.29mins
  • Deborah Mattinson (founder, Britain Thinks) – 1.50mins

A new prime minister, a new president, a new relationship with Europe… and a divided Labour party. After a tumultuous 2016, our January conference looks ahead to a critical year for the UK and asks where next for Britain, and where next for the British left? The morning will focus on the big challenges facing the left: what we believe, who we speak to, and how we win. The afternoon sessions will examine the global dilemmas we face: populism, globalisation and the age of Brexit and Trump. The conference will feature keynote speeches, panel debates and interactive delegate discussions.

Coalition: The Inside Story of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition Government

Coallition David LawsFirst published in Progress magazine

‘They’re all useless bastards’, was an agreed spoiled vote in David Laws’ Yeovil constituency in 2010. Fast forward five years and it was the public’s reaction to the Liberal Democrats after half a decade of power.

Having read Laws’ first book, 22 days in May, I was looking forward to an equally stimulating read in Coalition. But alas. His latest BiteBack publication gallantly makes the case that it was right for the Liberal Democrats to join the government in May 2010; after all, if the ‘Orange Bookers’ do not, who else will?

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