Common Platforms: a new stage of alliance-based and participatory politics

By Ken Spours, Frances Foley, Nick Mahony


This thinkpiece discusses ‘Common Platforms’ (CP) as a new stage of a progressive, collaborative, participatory and alliance-based politics.


Common Platforms extend the strategy of the ‘Progressive Alliance’, which found expression as an anti-Tory electoral pact in the 2017 General Election, by developing the concept of active forms of alliance, collaborative and participatory activity across a number of dimensions, including beyond electoral politics.

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