Dare More Democracy

Neal Lawson

Written by Compass Chair Neal Lawson, the pamphlet is based on focus groups of people who voted Labour for the first time in ’97. The research carried out by Opinion Leader Research provides an important insight into what voter’s expectations were of Labour when coming to power, what they think now, their views on democracy and the implications for a possible 3rd term. The findings are rather shocking in terms of the level of cynicism about Labour and politics that now exists. The pamphlet examines the issue of trust, it highlights the fact that Labour was elected on a wave of support for a different kind of politics and argues that if Labour wins a 3rd term, it need to ensure it delivers a new politics if it’s to restore trust in politicians and government.

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