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Support Your Comrades

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I am privileged enough to work for a Labour MP in a marginal seat that the party managed to hold on Thursday, bucking national trends and polls on the night to increase our vote share. Friends and family and acquaintances and all manner of people have, since this result was announced, been calling me and messaging me to say congratulations; to say…

Volunteers Needed!

It is impossible to overstate what a catastrophe the result last night means for vulnerable people in this country. We can’t wait five years. There must be a mass mobilisation of people on the ground to run community projects and expand existing ones. We did not lose because our activists lacked energy or drive. We must channel this into projects that can…

Why you’re voting Labour

After weeks of solid campaigning, one thing I keep hearing from activists up and down the country is that we’re all speaking to voters who say they’re still undecided. They’ve read the manifestos, watched the interviews, met the candidates, but they still say they’re not sure whose name to check at the ballot box. But if there’s one thing we know for…

Statement on the General Election

Thursday’s general election may well be the most consequential of our lifetimes. There are only two parties who can form the next government. Boris Johnson and his hard-right Conservative Party present a blunt, nostalgic nationalism; the Labour Party offers a possible break with what Mark Fisher once called capitalist realism. Putting aside the personalities of the two leaders – as the media…