Monthly Archives: August 2016

News Bulletin 22nd-28th August 2016

Dear comrades/Annwyl gyfaill Welcome to this week’s news bulletin, containing details of forthcoming events as well as an exciting announcement! JOHN MCDONNELL IN WALES Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP is coming to Wales! The final event details are to be confirmed (we are organising venues and other speakers and should be able to confirm ASAP) […]

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News Bulletin and Campaign Update 15th-21st August

Dear comrades/Annwyl gyfaill Welcome to the week’s news bulletin containing a summary of news stories alongside campaign updates and forthcoming events. The leadership election continues apace this week, with hustings events in Nottinghamshire on Wednesday and in Birmingham last night. You can watch the debates on the party website here. Jeremy has had good coverage […]

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Labour’s Right- Post War Changes (Mike Hedges AM)

The change in the policies supported by the Labour Right from Hugh Gaitskill and Anthony Crossland in 1950s, 60s and 70s to Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and their followers in the 1990s onwards has been remarkable. Whilst the political differences between Nye Bevan and Hugh Gaitskill, Anthony Crossland and Tony Benn were large, it can […]

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How the Parliamentary Labour Party has changed between 1997 and 2016- Mike Hedges AM

Many people in the Labour Party are asking themselves why the views of MPs are so at odds with those of party members. What I am attempting to do is outline how the way in which MPs are selected has had a major effect on the makeup of the Westminster Parliament. 1997 brought the change […]

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WLG Leadership Election Update

Dear comrades/Annwyl gyfaill Welcome to this week’s leadership bulletin. If I had written this earlier this week, I would have better news. Unfortunately, the High Court ruling allowing the 130,000 or so members who have joined since 12th January 2016 to vote has today been overruled by the Court of Appeal, with no right of […]

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Election Results Pre and Post Corbyn- Some Thoughts from Michele Wood

Scotland was lost to the SNP in May 2015 under Ed Milliband, probably because Labour was associated with London Tories during their independence referendum. (A loss of 40 seats). Since Jeremy’s leadership: Scottish Assembly, May 2016 Retained 24 seats, lost 13 (much better than the general election 2015 when Labour lost 40 out of 41 […]

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