From Miliband to Corbyn: Labour

  • Philip Cowley
  • Dennis Kavanagh


There was no shortage of election inquests, both official and unofficial, into Labour’s defeat in the 2015 general election. They included the Fabian Society’s The Mountain to Climb, the party’s official Beckett report in January 2016, an independent inquiry, Labour’s Future, chaired by Labour MP Jon Cruddas, and an internal and private report, ‘2015: What Happened?’ All acknowledged the need for the party to reach out to former Labour voters, but also to win over some Conservative and UKIP voters if it was to have any chance of gaining the seats it needed to win a majority next time.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Cowley
    • 1
  • Dennis Kavanagh
    • 2
  1. 1.Queen Mary University of LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.University of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

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