Posts Tagged ‘Movement for Change’

Community campaigning, DM-style (aka not even knowing how your members vote)

by Jon Lansman.

In Mark Ferguson’s excellent expose of “community campaigning” in South Shields under David Miliband’s watch, he reveals that the voter contact rate (the percentage of people in the constituency for whom the party has a record of voting preference) in the constituency was as low as 0.2%. Based on the electorate in the by-election, that […]

Movement for…Blairite continuity?

by Ruairi Lynch.

In the last few years so called “community organising” has become the latest trend in the Labour Party. Advocates of this approach among the Labour Party seem to base it on American-style Democrat political campaigning and use Saul Alinskey’s “Rules for Radicals” as their bible. The big organisation to first bring this type of campaigning […]

Labour’s Party-within-a-party: latest funding figures

by Jon Lansman.

Progress, Labour’s Blairite party-within-a-party, has now raised over £2.8million to fund its activities. Its annual income is now well in excess of the maximum ever achieved by the Militant tendency (which raised £283,818 in 1986 according to its published fighting fund totals) and it doesn’t finance the production of a weekly newspaper. Although it is understood that Ed […]

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