Roundtable: After Miliband

Autumn 2015

Taking the full measure of the 2015 British general election result, and its implications for the politics of the left, will be a lengthy and difficult process. Renewal presents here some initial reflections on the campaign, the result, Ed Miliband’s leadership, and Labour’s future direction. The articles are based on talks delivered at a conference organised by the Political Studies Association Labour Movements Group at University College, Oxford on 5 June 2015.

Not a social democratic moment
Ivor Crewe, Master of University College, Oxford

An intense collision with the electorate
Jon Cruddas, Labour MP for Dagenham and Rainham

Fundamental questions
Marc Stears, Professor of Political Theory at Oxford University
and formerly chief speech-writer for Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband and the end of neo-liberalism
Gregg McClymont, formerly Labour MP for Cumbernauld,
Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East, 2010-15

The spirit of ’97
Emily Robinson, Lecturer in Politics at Sussex University


Renewal Vol 23 No. 3