This summer we saw an increased focus on Englishness.
We had the near euphoria of England’s World Cup campaign, with Gareth Southgate saying that his side represented a modern, diverse England. But we also had the telling polling evidence from BBC/YouGov which said more than half of us in England believe England’s best days are in the past.
We now have a wealth of evidence about who feels English (and British) and how these are reflected in voters values, politics, and how the country is governed locally and nationally. We also know how the values of voters vary from one part of the country to another, and how this often reflects the changing demographics and economic experiences of different places. Recent research has also shed light on how English identifying voters see Labour.
Join the English Labour Network’s director John Denham and Dr Will Jennings on Monday 10th September, 5pm-7pm in Committee Room 20 of the House of Commons, for presentations designed to help Labour MPs, their staff, and other activists, understand more about the makeup of their constituencies.
- What is available from the BBC/YouGov polling and its interactive materials, as well as recent Centre for Towns research into identity.
- Will’s work on ‘divided values’.
- How best to frame Labour’s campaigning and messages.
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