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
Respond to our recommendations
Take part in our summer workshops
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 is the editor of LabourList. During the election campaign she toured the country speaking to candidates, activists and voters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.