Bring back the smallest number of Members since 1935, Labour has a mountain to climb to return to power, according to a Labour Party review of the 2019 election defeat, to be released on Friday.
Just to become the largest party in the UK requires an impetus to the Work on the scale of Tony Blair’s 1997 Labour landslide. To win from the outset, the Work must increase its total number of seats by 60%, something no party has ever done before – more Everest than Ben Nevis.
But the report also concluded that the defeat was not solely down to Jeremy Corbyn‘s leadership, manifesto and “brexit”.
The 15-strong board of commissioners, including former leader Ed Miliband and Manchester Central MP Lucy Powell has concluded that the defeat had been a “long time coming” and could be traced back to two decades of demographic and political change that broke the Work of the elector of the coalition.
“It was a historic defeat, but it has been a long time coming,” Ms. Powell told Sky News in an interview on the 150 pages of the report she helped write.
“Along the way there were some positives – particularly in 2017, when we really mobilize the non-voters in a way that we hadn’t done this before, but in many other working-class communities that have been de-industrialized, where the political alienation has taken place where there is a real desire and thirst for change, the Labour Party has not been offering the kind of change those voters and communities have wanted. ”
The party has lost all types of voice everywhere in comparison with the year 2017, with the exception of London. The work has lost 1.7 million Leave it to the voters, and one million to Remain supporters. It has also failed to win over swing voters and has proved to be less of the non-voters in 2017.
The report also lays bare the shortcomings of the Corbyn operation goes in the 2019 general election, concluding that the leadership lacked a clear strategy and a coherent message. The report also said that there was a “toxic culture” in the party, caused by years of infighting that resulted in a significant strategic and operational dysfunction “.
However, the commission has refused to throw all the blame for the defeat of Mr. Corbyn, and “brexit”, saying that it “would be an error to believe that another leader, with a “brexit” is more the question, would be, in itself, be sufficient to change the Work of the fortunes “.
“Labour have further to fall, unless deep thinking is done to overcome the serious problems that have been growing for many years. ”
Ed Miliband, the former Labour leader, has called on the parties to ” put aside the sectarianism and the division of years.”
“We owe it to the people who represent us to look outward to the country, rather than inward,” Mr Miliband wrote in the Guardian.
But Mr Corbyn’s leadership has been a decisive factor in the disastrous 2019 defeat, according to the report, which found that the “Stop” Jeremy Corbyn “message was a” great driver ” the Conservatives are successful in all the major groups, including non-voters and swing voters.
The report also concluded that the Work was defeated by the Conservatives in the digital war.
“Our organization and the campaign is not suitable for the purpose: our methods must even more for the years 1990 to the years 2020,” said Mr Miliband. “And while we were proud of digital innovation, in 2017, the Conservatives were miles ahead of us last year. A top-to-bottom transformation is needed. ”
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Some changes have already begun: Mr Corbyn has disappeared – as much of this team and “brexit” is done. But the party has so much more to do to win back those lost working communities along the Red Wall while trying to win back seats in Scotland: not since 1955, is the Labour Party formed a government with less than 40 seats in Scotland; they currently hold a.
Sir Keir Starmerwho became the leader in April, has so far avoided in the debate. It has instead focused on the examination of the attitude of the government on the sars coronavirus pandemic, but surely the way to bring a divided Labour party, and its disparate, the disillusionment of the voters of the entire base, this is a draft of a new regulation, a new social and economic plan.
The unanswered question now is the extent to which the sars coronavirus crisis will not only reshape our economy, but our communities.
Richard Burgon, one of the main Corbyn ally and former shadow justice minister, believes that the divisions that characterize the last four years of Work have been transformed by a public health crisis that will radically change the centre of the political spectrum more to the left.
“Essentially, we, unfortunately, he got crushed in the general election, but in the future I think that coronavirus, and the economic crisis that I fear is on its way, hot on the heels of the coronavirus means that the Labour Party really needs to focus on putting forward radical innovative bold policy solutions,” he told Sky News. “I think the people of the demand for the practices, policies designed to protect the standard of living will increase in the months and years to come. ”
Tony Blair’s election victory of 1997 is the substance of the history of Work. Sir Keir will be better to win the keys to No. 10.
It is a ballot-box challenge, which would certainly seem impossible in normal times but these are not normal times. The coronavirus pandemic force of great economic change and, on this point, the commissioners of the report think that they can build a consensus within a very disparate group of Labour voters – be they lapsed or active.
He gives Sir Keir a mission that will not only rally his party, but could bring the voters who have left the Work behind.