Party conference success

Party conference success

Over the last three week, across the Lib Dem, Labour and Conservative Party conferences, we have worked with many fantastic organisations to help them engage with politics and policy makers. Read more

Andy Sawford
Andy Sawford
Labour’s Triple Lock pledge

Labour’s Triple Lock pledge

Later Life Ambitions welcomes politicians of any party saying they will protect the triple-lock. This is why we are pleased to see the Labour Party state today that they will “protect pensioner incomes by legislating to keep the Triple-Lock on state pensions up to 2025”. Read more

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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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Charles Pitt
Charles Pitt
Queen’s Speech 2016: the agenda hidden behind the EU debate

Queen’s Speech 2016: the agenda hidden behind the EU debate

Connect Account Director Charles Pitt writes for PubAffairs on today’s Queen’s speech and the agenda hidden behind the EU debate. The original article can be found here.

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Charles Pitt
Charles Pitt
Elections and other serious business

Elections and other serious business

Connect Account Director Charles Pitt writes for PubAffairs on the week’s developments, including elections, the Housing and Planning Bill and Wednesday’s PMQs. The original article can be found here.

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Charles Pitt
Charles Pitt
Headlines, puns and infighting

Headlines, puns and infighting

Connect Account Manager James Moseley writes for PubAffairs on the week’s developments as Jeremy Corbyn talks Trident and the Falklands, Parliament debates Donald Trump, and infighting spreads through the Leave campaign and Labour HQ. The original article can be found here.

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Labour’s reshuffle debacle points to worrying signs for party’s image

Labour’s reshuffle debacle points to worrying signs for party’s image

Labour needs to learn lessons from its high-profile shadow cabinet reshuffle this week, writes former Labour MP and shadow minister turned PR Andy Sawford. Read more

Andy Sawford
Andy Sawford
Labour’s ‘free vote’ on Syria

Labour’s ‘free vote’ on Syria

Jeremy Corbyn has backed down from imposing a three-line Whip on Labour MPs over Syria. He may have been impressed by the argument that MPs should be able to vote with their conscience, or perhaps struck by the potential hypocrisy, having spent thirty years defying the Whip. But what is more likely is that Corbyn stepped back from the abyss when it became clear that he would face resignations from the frontbench. Labour MPs will now be given a ‘free vote’. Read more

Andy Sawford
Andy Sawford
Fireworks in the Parliamentary Labour Party

Fireworks in the Parliamentary Labour Party

In a move that resembles the kind of intra-institutional power playing that takes place inside the Chinese Communist Party or the Vatican City, moderate Labour MPs have pulled off quite a coup today. Read more

James Noble
James Noble
Connect’s round-up of the 2015 Party Conferences

Connect’s round-up of the 2015 Party Conferences

Over the past three weeks the Connect team have been in Bournemouth, Brighton and Manchester attending the first party conferences after the 2015 General Election. Our Conference Round-up reviews the conferences, gives our take on the mood, a review of the Leader’s Speeches, and a light-hearted look at the conference fringe. We have also included a summary of the party policies and key announcements, which should be a useful resource as you think about how to engage with the parties in the months and years ahead. Read more

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