• General Election Review

  • Labour Party members and supporters had millions of conversations with the public this election. We were out on the doorstep in the cold, leafleting, phonebanking, tweeting, sharing, fundraising and we did everything we could to get a Labour Government.. and it wasn’t enough.


    Labour Together sought to undertake a meaningful review with everything on the table, and no no-go areas. We started from a place of humility which acknowledged Labour got it wrong rather than the voters, with a process that involved the whole of our movement. We created a document that we hope provides a shared understanding of how we can move forward together.


    But our work does not end there. There’s no quick fix. The changes we need must come from below as well as above. Our review cannot just become a static document that is forgotten. All of our movement must be engaged in a discussion around how we implement our recommendations and keep our findings up to date. To do this, we need you!

  • How can you get involved?


    Discuss the review at your local party meeting

    The more people that discuss our review and submit feedback the better! Use these slides to organise your own discussion on the review at a local party meeting or register your interest to invite one of our commissioners to come and speak at your meeting!


    Respond to our recommendations

    We've created a series of documents to record individual responses to our recommendations - you can access these documents here.


    Take part in our summer workshops

    Over the few months we'll be holding regular online workshops with small group discussions focused on our recommendations. See our workshop page for more details!

  • Our Commission

    Labour Together's Independent Review of Labour’s 2019 election campaign, was managed by our cross-factional Commission who were drawn from across our party and represent the different parts of our movement.

    Sienna Rodgers


    Sienna is the editor of LabourList. During the election campaign she toured the country speaking to candidates, activists and voters.

    James Meadway

    Advisor to John McDonnell

    James is an economist and former advisor to Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and is currently writing a book on an economy for the many.

    Shabana Mahmood

    MP for Birmingham and Ladywood

    Shabana is a member of Labour Together's MP group and represents the Parliamentary Labour Party on the National Executive Committee.

    Ed Miliband

    MP for Doncaster North

    Ed was leader of the Labour Party from 2010 until 2015. Since then he has hosted Reasons to be cheerful a podcast to explore new ideas on the left.

    Jo Platt

    Former MP for Leigh

    Jo was elected the first female Labour MP for Leigh in 2017 and lost the seat in 2019 to the conservatives - a seat held by Labour for almost 100 years.

    Lucy Powell

    MP for Manchester Central

    Lucy is a member of Labour Together's MP group and was vice chair of Labour's 2015 general election campaign.

    Common Knowledge

    A not-for-profit worker’s co-operative

    Working directly with grassroots activists to design digital tools that make radical change possible. During the 2019 election campaign Common Knowledge built Vent Your Rent with Generation Rent and assisted Momentum with the development of their suite of activist organising tools like My Campaign Map. Their focus will be on organisational and operational matters, particularly where these concern the interaction between grassroots activists and digital systems, and the relationship between electoral activities and wider social movements.

    Marcus Roberts

    Pollster and Campaigner

    Marcus is Director of International Projects at YouGov. He has worked in campaigns for the Labour Party and the Democrat Party and has written on campaigning organisation and culture.

    Karin Christiansen

    Former General Secretary of the Co-operative Party

    Karin was General Secretary of the Co-operative Party. She has worked extensively in the world of open data as founder of Publish What You Fund, she has been an Executive Director of Open Knowledge International.

    Daniel Jackson

    Director, The Campaigns Company

    Daniel works primarily with local government, helping councils better understand and engage with their communities. He has run focus groups and polling across the country, including in the general election.

    Ellie Mae O'Hagan


    Ellie Mae is a freelance journalist writing mainly for the Guardian and Independent. She has also worked for the Centre for Labour and Social Studies, on Labour's Green New Deal work and as a Unite Community Organiser.

    Cllr Louise Gittens

    Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council

    Louise has been a councillor elected to Cheshire West and Chester Council since 2011. In May 2019, was elected as Leader of the Council. As leader she wants to continue to empower local people and communities to be at the heart of decision-making; building on the work and ethos of inclusive democratic models such as the Poverty Truth Commission.

    Manuel Cortes

    General Secretary of the TSSA

    Manuel is General Secretary of the Transport Salaried Staffs' Association, the the UK's second-largest rail union. He has a long history of working within the trade union movement across the public and private sector. He has been General Secretary of the TSSA since 2011.

    Mary Wimbury

    Parliamentary Candidate for Wrexham, 2019

    Mary stood as a candidate in the formerly Labour held seat of Wrexham in Wales in the 2019 General Elections. Though a marginal seat in recent years, Wrexham has had a Labour MP since 1935.

    Martin McCluskey

    2017 and 2019 Parliamentary Candidate and Former Political Director of Scottish Labour

    Martin is a former Political Director of Scottish Labour and advisor to two Shadow Scottish Secretaries. He was Labour's candidate for Inverclyde in the 2017 and 2019 elections.