Tag Archives: Election

Targetting seats – and why you need more than you think

When the Labour Party came to decide the 106 target seats for the 2015 election, it was a pretty straightforward thing to see the effect of winning them all. Win those seats and Labour would have 364 MPs, an overall … Continue reading

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Our Common Endeavour

By the strength of our common endeavour, we achieve more than we achieve alone, so as to create for each of us the means to realise our true potential and for all of us a community in which power wealth … Continue reading

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Its time to work the list

Previously, I posted about the electoral performance of the parties of the left, and in passing said that Labour lost more votes on the regional lists compared to their constituency results than other parties. I believe this shows that a … Continue reading

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It’s the Lib Dems who we should be converting

The next UK General Election is just over two years away, and 2013 is the year that Labour has to start work on winning that election. I would like Scottish Labour to start to think strategically about 2015 as concentrating … Continue reading

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The Myth of left wing Scotland

I was talking to someone the other day about the independence referendum – you know in that way where you have to initiate the conversation, as most normal people don’t have independence as top of their agenda. But, they said, … Continue reading

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Hiding their light?

Those who follow the SNP Government closely know they are not slow at coming forward. If there’s even a slight chance of a bit of positive publicity, or some reflected glory, they’ll announce it, sometimes more than once. This makes … Continue reading

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What kind of leader do we need?

What kind of leader does Scottish Labour need? It’s a valid question, and the answer is that it’s probably someone quite different to the leader many in the party would want. Continue reading

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Conference Day Four: Questions and Friends

You have to have a thick skin at conference. You attend several fringe meetings; take part in policy seminars, you even present at every session of conference, but you just can’t seem to get your point heard. On the conference … Continue reading

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Labour needs to connect with Rural Scotland

Scottish Labour has started to look at what went wrong in the Holyrood elections in 2011, but we must also look back at another defeat and see what lessons we can learn from that. Labour did badly in the local … Continue reading

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The Big Campaign

Back in September, I wrote about Labour’s chances in Angus North. I’ve also written about how the opinion polls would be reflected in Angus North. Well, now I have to put that into practice. I have now become the agent … Continue reading

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