‘Labour must offer England optimism and radical democratic changes’ – John Denham

“The massive BBC/YouGov survey of identities, values and empowerment in England makes clear both the challenges, and the opportunities, facing the Labour Party as it aims to win the English majority it needs to govern.

“It confirms that Labour finds it harder to win support from English-identifying voters. But it also shows the potential for a radical party that excites real optimism about England’s future and offers radical democratic changes to the way in which England is governed. It’s an opportunity Labour must grasp, but in doing so the party will have to engage positively with England and its identities, and not ignore them as it so often does.”

John Denham has written for LabourList on what a survey of 20,000 people tells us about England, Englishness and Labour. Read the full piece here.

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