Ask the Expert: ‘Revolting Peasants’? Labour’s changing membership: who they are and what they want

Please join us for the next event in our Ask The Expert series, in association with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

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Labour’s electoral performance and prospects seem to have gone from bad to worse.  Yet, measured by membership, it is by far the biggest political party in the UK, bucking a long-term European trend towards declining participation. In the run up to its second leadership contest in a year, Professor Tim Bale, who together with his colleagues Paul Webb and Monica Poletti, runs an ESRC-funded project on party members, takes an in-depth look at the people who have turned Labour upside down.

Professor Tim Bale, Professor of Politics, Queen Mary University of London

Nida Broughton, Chief Economist, Social Market Foundation