Can Labour win in England?

Feb 8th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

England, Labour and the notion of a progressive patriotism will be under scrutiny at a series of high-profle seminars organised by Winchester University’s Centre for English Identity and Politics.

England flagThe three panel discussions, involving a range of Labour politicians, academics and writers, will be held once a month at the House of Commons from February to April. Those lined up to take part include Labour MP Lisa Nandy on Does England Matter?, Guardian journalist John Harris on What sort of Labour can win England? and singer Billy Bragg on A Progressive Patriotism?

The full line-up is as follows:

Seminar 1: Does England Matter?
Tuesday 9 February, 5-6.30pm
Wilson Room, House of Commons

Speakers: Lisa Nandy MP, Clr Sarah Hayward (Leader, Camden Council), Prof Mike Kenny (Director, Mile End Institute).
Chair: Prof John Denham (Winchester University)

Seminar 2: What sort of Labour can win England?
Tuesday 8 March, 5-6.30pm
Boothroyd Room, House of Commons

Speakers: Shabana Mahmood MP, Jim McMahon MP, John Harris (The Guardian)

Seminar 3: A Progressive Patriotism?
Tuesday 19 April, 5-6.30pm
Boothroyd Room, House of Commons

Speakers: Owen Jones (The Guardian), Dan Jarvis MP, Emily Robinson (Sussex University), Billy Bragg.

More details from the Centre for English Identity and Politics.

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