Charlotte Norton talks about her experiences of getting a Labour gain in an 'unwinnable' ward.
The Fabian Society’s Raising the Bar pamphlet seeks to understand why this has happened, and what policymakers can do to get household incomes rising again. The Raising the Bar launch event in April gave Fabian members a chance to hear more and ask questions of contributors including Annaliese Dodds MP, the political economists Prof Ozlem Onaran and Craig Berry, and John Mills (entrepreneur and Labour Party activist).
Mark Whittaker, chair of the Finance Network wrote up the event for our blog.
On election day, I found myself running round in the searing heat knocking on doors encouraging our supporters to get out and vote in Trinity Ward, Wimbledon. Though I lost, it was an amazing experience and there are many positives and lessons to take.
"Recourse available to members of society when politicians are deliberately misleading is astonishingly limited"
"Devolution is the logical solution for England; it will reinforce the union and equalise the four nations."
by John Hackett
"The provision of finance for social housing would follow the individuals who are deemed to need it, not the houses themselves. In this way, supply would expand to meet demand"
"It seems that for most young people today, rightly or wrongly, trade unions are considered rather inconsequential, tools harking back to a twentieth-century age of now declining industrial manufacturing professions, and not beneficial alliances for current popular graduate jobs."
"The problem with trade is that the costs and benefits are unevenly distributed. The former factory worker who lost his job due to low-cost imports has lost a lot more than you or I have gained from cheaper goods."
"People in rural areas feel that policy is done to them, rather than with them."
"The book also eloquently explains why the reasons behind Brexit can’t just be wished away by progressives"
Young Fabian, Ash Dharmasingham writes on British strategy in Asia.
Zeireen Fuzurally interviews Ava Etemadzadeh about Labour, Feminism and #MeToo