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April 2019

PCS and ERS’ eve of congress reception (STUC fringe)

April 14, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

PCS and ERS Cordially invite STUC delegates to attend our eve of congress reception Sunday 14 April 2019, 7pm – 8.30pm RRS DISCOVERY Discovery Point, Discovery Quay Dundee DD1 4XA

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August 2019

This is What Democracy Looks Like: Building A Politics For The Many

August 31, 2019
The Manchester Conference and Pendulum Hotel, Sackville St
Manchester, M1 3BB United Kingdom
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This is What Democracy Looks Like Conference

Throughout history, the labour movement has been at the forefront in demanding progressive change to address the big challenges of the era. Today, the UK faces a social, political and democratic crisis. Yet the democratic crisis – the breakdown of trust, the divide between the rulers and the ruled – has often gone ignored. 200 years ago in Manchester, tens of thousands of people at St Peter’s Square changed history when they bravely stood – and many fell – fighting…

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September 2019

Workers Vs Westminster: How trade unions can help build a better democracy (TUC Congress)

September 10, 2019 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Brighton Centre, The Brighton Centre, Kings Road
Brighton, BN1 2GR United Kingdom
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From the Chartists pushing for universal suffrage, to the Scottish TUC’s role campaigning for a Scottish Parliament, trade unions have often been at the forefront of demands for a democracy that puts working people at the centre. Join Politics for the Many, the trade union campaign for political reform, to discuss how trade unions can help build a better democracy. Featuring Unite’s Howard Beckett, PCS’s Lynn Henderson and the Electoral Reform Society’s Jess Garland. This event is inside TUC Congress, so…

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Politics for the many: Transforming power for a real democracy (Labour Conference)

September 23, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront, Kings Rd
Brighton, BN1 2GS United Kingdom
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Join Politics for the Many, the trade union campaign for political reform, for a panel discussion on creating a political system that works for workers. Featuring Jon Trickett MP, former MEP David Martin and Dr Jess Garland at Labour Party Conference. The event will include a buffet lunch.

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March 2021

The New Foundations – Launch Event

March 21 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
£10 – £20
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Politics for the Many are delighted to launch The New Foundations, an important collection of essays at Open Labour’s 2021 Conference on 21st March. The British state is a legacy of an empire and society long since transformed by technological and social upheavals. So why hasn’t it evolved? In The New Foundations, a bold new collection of essays, thinkers from across the left detail the inherently conservative nature of the British state and how it impacts the possibilities of a…

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May 2021

Labour for a New Democracy Roadshow launch

May 12 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Road to Conference

The Road to Conference: Why PR? Why now? How to make it happen! With Proportional Representation shaping up to be one of the biggest issues at Labour conference this year, join us for the launch of the Labour for a New Democracy Roadshow - a season of online events about why electoral reform is critical to delivering the Labour Party's mission. We'll be joined by a great line up of speakers: Guardian columnist Poly Toynbee, Clive Lewis MP, Chair of…

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Labour for a New Democracy Roadshow: Levelling the playing field

May 26 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
levelling the playing field

The purely democratic problems with First Past the Post are widely known. What's less well understood is the profound implications it has for progressive parties, voters and politics. Renown academics Jonathan Rodden and Rob Ford join Debbie Abrahams MPs to explore these issues. Why does First Past the Post have a right wing bias? How can Proportional Representation level the playing field for left-wing parties? And what does the UK's changing political demography mean for Labour's future prospects under First…

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June 2021

Labour for a New Democracy: Defeating right-wing populism

June 10 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Right wing populism

With politicians like Donald Trump, Victor Orban and Boris Johnson taking unbridled power under winner-takes-all systems, it's time for a look at how first past the post hands power to extremists. Join us for our fourth Roadshow event, featuring Billy Bragg, MPs Rachael Maskell and Stephen Kinnock and LCER's Maria Iacovou - chaired by Compass' Frances Foley. We'll be discussing why First Past the Post no longer offers protection from extremism, and how the far right can be defeated under…

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Labour for a New Democracy: A new democracy for a Green New Deal?

June 21 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Is our current system really the best way to achieve radical policies like the Green New Deal, or can a new democracy get us there faster? Join the discussion at this event co-hosted with Momentum. Featuring an open discussion including Clive Lewis MP, trade union climate activist Sam Mason, American academic Salomon Orellana, chaired by Momentum's Ana Oppenheim. Book here: https://www.labourforanewdemocracy.org.uk/event-listings/new-democracy-green-new-deal

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September 2021

Has FPTP Worked for Workers? (TUC Congress)

September 13 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The powerful levers of the state are being used to undo rights and freedoms, attack communities and lock people out of their democratic rights. Growing mistrust of politics and politicians is opening the door to a resurgent authoritarian right. Empowerment is perhaps the most important thing the trade union movement can offer people. Only by putting democracy at the heart of our agenda can we build an economy and society that works for all – a politics for the many.…

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