The 2019 general election was disastrous for Labour. At the heart of the party’s defeat was the loss of the so-called Red Wall, around 60 seats stretching from the Midlands to the north of England
To examine how these seats were lost, we’re delighted to be joined at 1pm on September 30th by Deborah Mattinson whose new book, “Beyond the Red Wall”, examines this titanic shift in party loyalties. Deborah has kindly agreed to talk to Labour in the City members and take questions via Zoom.
Deborah has analysed who those voters were, whether they simply leant their votes to the Tories to get Brexit done or whether they’ve changed allegiance permanently. Her book considers what the Labour Party must do to win back this key block of support, and what impact the COVID-19 pandemic could have on party politics.
A founder partner of BritainThinks, Deborah is one of the UK’s leading political strategists. She spent many years advising the Labour Party and was pollster to Gordon Brown in his capacity first as Chancellor of the Exchequer and later as Prime Minister.
Press the button below to reserve your place. You can order a copy of “Beyond the Red Wall” here.