Women and Work APPG takes Labour conference by storm

Women and Work APPG takes Labour conference by storm

Women and Work APPG takes Labour conference by storm

“It’s not that women aren’t working, it’s that work isn’t working for women” or so claimed Angela Rayner when she spoke at the Women and Work APPG’s inaugural fringe event at Labour conference. Read more

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Don’t write us off yet – the Lib Dems are serious about policy at this low-key conference

Don’t write us off yet – the Lib Dems are serious about policy at this low-key conference

The big news from the Liberal Democrat conference was that there wasn’t really any news. On Monday, the middle day of the conference, The Today Programme’s 7.10am and 8.10am slots were both occupied by the news of Jeremy Corbyn’s plans for bringing unity to the Labour party in parliament. Again on Tuesday, the day of Tim Farron’s big Leader’s Speech, the Lib Dems did not feature at all. Read more

Rob Dale
Rob Dale
A housing market that works for everyone: is there a shift in Government policy towards the private rented sector?

A housing market that works for everyone: is there a shift in Government policy towards the private rented sector?

Last week members of the Connect team caught up on the latest political and industry trends at RESI, Property Week’s annual conference on the UK residential property market. Read more

Louise Page-Jennings
Louise Page-Jennings
Connect’s silly season round-up

Connect’s silly season round-up

Silly season is the glorious summer period in which politicians are dispatched on their holidays, and lobby journalists scrabble around for something, anything to fill the news. In the south of France, MPs quake in their flip flops at the thought of a two-page spread on whether they are “beach body ready”; in the UK, their pets hold a new fascination for the public. Read more

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“Too much politics” is set to continue with Parliament resuming today –  four key Parliamentary dates before Christmas

“Too much politics” is set to continue with Parliament resuming today – four key Parliamentary dates before Christmas

Saturday September 24

The result of the Labour leadership contest may now be predictable – Jeremy Corbyn is odds on favourite  – but what happens after that is far less so. Will Jeremy reach out and form an inclusive Shadow Cabinet? Will he be able to?

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Connect launches HOW TO training series

Connect launches HOW TO training series

Connect has launched a new series of 90 minute HOW TO training courses. These are practical courses which give you and your colleagues the skills and insights to deliver effective public affairs. Read more

Rob Dale
Rob Dale
Conservative Party Leadership

Conservative Party Leadership

It was a rare moment of clarity when Graham Brady, the Chairman of the Conservative 1922 Committee, announced the five candidates for the leadership on Thursday 30 June. Nominations have closed, these five will stand.

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Simplistic Brexit Leave Campaign Makes Strong Case for Victory

Simplistic Brexit Leave Campaign Makes Strong Case for Victory

The Leave campaign ahead of the Brexit referendum focused on one simplistic, but effective, argument about the need to close national borders, which played on the fears of globalization-fatigued and insecure people, and gave the Outers every chance of a victory in Thursday’s vote. Read Michael Burrell’s opinion piece, published by Sputnik News ahead of the EU referendum last week. Read more

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Guide to the EU Referendum Count – ten key moments through the night

Guide to the EU Referendum Count – ten key moments through the night

Connect will be tweeting updates throughout the count night.  In advance we thought we would give you a guide to some of the declaration times and ten potential key moments of the count to watch for. Read more

Andy Sawford
Andy Sawford
Jo Cox: the MP who spoke first of unity has united us all

Jo Cox: the MP who spoke first of unity has united us all

Connect Account Director Charles Pitt writes for PubAffairs on the week’s developments. The original article can be found here.

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