We need to demand an end to the “hostile environment” approach to immigration policy

Many young Londoners like me know the drill – every year or two, we must pack up our bags and search for a new home. This month, it was my turn again. After finding a place and agreeing to go ahead with the letting agent, I received a very long email detailing a new check … Continued

Some conclusions on a truly unique election night

An overview from Hanif Leylabi / @hanifleylabi Last night was unparalleled and a much bigger success than expected. It led to a very difficult situation for the Tory government and gave Labour a massive boost on a popular, ‘sensible left’ manifesto. The dust is settling, and over coming weeks Labour faces questions about where to … Continued

#OpenLabour17 – The Open Labour Panel

Thanks to Open Labour member Hassan Hoque for recording the below session conversation. https://clyp.it/hu0z3t1u Ideas into action: building an open left Panel Speakers: Lisa Johnson – Director of External Relations and Training, GMB Polly Billington – SERA Executive and former Advisor, Sadiq Khan and DECC Clifford Singer – Founder VoteSwap, False Economy and currently Social Spark … Continued

It’s time to decriminalise abortion – and Labour MPs must play a part

By Charlotte Nichols / @charlotte2153   This week, following a Ten Minute Rule Bill introduced by Labour MP Diana Johnson, MPs voted to decriminalise abortion in England and Wales; the Bill passed by 172 votes in favour, and 142 against, with its second reading on March 24th. Fifty years on from the Abortion Act 1967 which … Continued

Draft position paper 2017-18

At each annual conference, Open Labour’s Management Committee will present a draft ‘position paper’ for the year for debate and voting. The paper will contain a set of political positions for the organisation. Using these positions, the newly elected MC are given a set of guidelines and principles outlining how Open Labour should take part … Continued

Management Committee Candidate Statements

The following 9 nominations are for the contested 5 open places on the committee and balloting is by electronic ballot using Opavote. If you have not received a ballot please email admin@openlabour.org Name: Fraser Amos Constituency: Taunton Deane Statement Having become the Youth Officer for Taunton Deane CLP I have established a new active and … Continued

Polling and Labour’s prospects

By Owen Jones / @owenjones84 Labour’s current position in the opinion polls is disastrous. This isn’t written as a counsel of despair, but because we have to recognise political reality if we are going to turn it around. In the latest YouGov opinion poll, the Tories are on 42%; Labour languish at 26%. In this … Continued

Statement on post-Referendum state of the Labour Party

Statement from the Open Labour Management Committee: Last Friday’s vote to leave the EU was momentous and historic. It will have reverberations for generations to come on the lives of our citizens and those in the EU. The referendum brought to the fore divides which have been papered over for far too long with retail … Continued