San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Crisis in the Labour Party: What's Next?
QMUL, Francis Bancroft, Room 1.15 | 2pm-3pm
The Labour Party is in a deep crisis. Following a plot to oust the party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, after just one year in charge, a no-confidence motion by MPs, a chaotic leadership challenge, and a summer of rallies and a leadership contest, Corbyn has been re-elected on an even bigger popular mandate. What will happen next? Will disgruntled Labour MPs be resigned to their defeat and rally behind Corbyn? Or will they resume briefing and plotting against the leader, or even split the party? Can Labour win the next election and lead Britain towards a socialist future? Or is it consigned to electoral oblivion? What next for Labour?
Join the debate with some of Britain’s leading experts on British politics, from QMUL’s own School of Politics and International Relations:
- Prof Tim Bale, leading authority on British parties and their memberships, and frequent media commentator
- Dr Sadiya Akram, expert on new forms of political participation
- Dr Peter Allen, expert on gender and participation in British politics
- Prof Philip Cowley, expert on political elites and co-editor of, most recently, Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box
- Dr Patrick Diamond, expert in public policy and former top advisor in previous Labour governments
- Dr Nick Hostettler, expert on ideology and political theory, and former shop-floor union organiser
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