The Elections in the North of England: Where Now for Labour?

by Ryan Swift Ryan Swift is a member of the Centre for Democratic Engagement at the University of Leeds. In this article he reflects on the implications for Labour following the recent election results in the north of England. He warns that the national level Labour leadership would be wise to embrace the party’s local and regional leaders more,Continue reading “The Elections in the North of England: Where Now for Labour?”

Press Release: Labour needs to rediscover its Northern roots

PRESS RELEASE 10 May 2021, 18.45 Labour needs to re-discover its Northern roots The Hannah Mitchell Foundation has called for the Labour Party to re-discover its historic roots in the North of England and drive forward a progressive agenda which would include further – and more radical – devolution and voting reform, local procurement byContinue reading “Press Release: Labour needs to rediscover its Northern roots”

Welsh Lessons for Northern Labour

by Paul Salveson I’m writing this from the perspective of the North of England, and my particular place in it – Bolton. The results within the region, but also in other parts of the UK, have some important messages for progressive politics in the North. As the election results come in, a number of thingsContinue reading “Welsh Lessons for Northern Labour”

Flags of the North: a St George’s Day special

One of the objectives of the Hannah Mitchell Foundation is “to improve knowledge and understanding of the past, present and potential future socio-economic, cultural and political identity of the North and its constituent parts”.  Flags were probably not front of mind when that objective was drafted, but flags are certainly all the rage at theContinue reading “Flags of the North: a St George’s Day special”