Has Gove stolen Labour’s clothes? | Martyn Sloman

On 4th January Michael Gove made an important speech: as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs he outlined his vision for British farming after Brexit.  His speech received precious little publicity.  There has been no response to date from Labour.  There is danger here: Gove is an able politician and may well…

Let’s fire up Labour’s local elections campaign by twinning London members with activists in the countryside | Hywel Lloyd

To govern the nation well means being in touch with the realities of the whole of the nation. To have a chance of representing the nation at the very least means being present in every community – whether you see representation as just providing a voice or an elected representative. Both can be of help…

Home is where the heart is, isn’t it? | LCC Comment

In this fascinating piece recently posted with the Fabians, Ruth Davis explores how the green movement became estranged from the everyday lives of most people – perhaps some lessons here for Labour, especially Labour in relating to England, or those who chose to vote leave: http://www.fabians.org.uk/home-is-where-the-heart-is/

Don’t forget Labour in local democracy even in Wiltshire!

A glorious evening of dappled sunshine, a light breeze and blue skies welcomes members of Chippenham CLP to their AGM in the Church Hall of St Patrick’s Church in Corsham. Yet again another new community hall, funded by local fundraising efforts; a complement to local civic activists supporting the future of their community (and a…

The Vale – town, coast and country – seats we need to win

Constituencies like the Vale of Glamorgan are exactly the sorts of seats Labour needs to win for Westminster – a mix of town, coast and country; of retired, working and not; of high skilled manufacturing, of city commuting and of local jobs. Labour needed to engage with seats like this in 2015, while the impending boundaries…

Britain is a broad land, and Labour should organize to reflect that . . .

This weekend we met many members of Broadlands CLP in the Hellesdon Community Centre on the edge of Norwich to discuss the issues of policy and practice that Labour needs to best represent the communities of Broadlands, a constituency covering much of the Norfolk Broads, stretching from Norwich in the north west to Great Yarmouth in…