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General Election 2024

In the run-up to polling day on Thursday 4 July, our experts will be providing expert analysis of the twists and turns of the General Election campaign and the main parties' policy commitments here!

Banner for the 2024 General Election. It features a photo of the Elizabeth Tower at night, the MEI-QMUL logo and white text: 'General Election 2024: Commentary and Analysis from Queen Mary University of London'. Election Round-up from QMUL
14 June 2024

Over the last week, experts from the Mile End Institute and the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary have appeared in media, providing expert analysis of the twists and turns of the campaign and the main parties' policy commitments. This round-up features a selection of their work. 

Banner for the 2024 General Election. It features a photo of the Elizabeth Tower at night, the MEI-QMUL logo and white text: 'General Election 2024: Commentary and Analysis from Queen Mary University of London'. Election Round-up from QMUL
14 June 2024

Over the last week, experts from the Mile End Institute and the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary have appeared in media, providing expert analysis of the twists and turns of the campaign and the main parties' policy commitments. This round-up features a selection of their work. 

Banner for the 2024 General Election. It features a photo of the Elizabeth Tower at night, the MEI-QMUL logo and white text: 'General Election 2024: Commentary and Analysis from Queen Mary University of London'. So, they made you a Minister!
13 June 2024

As the Labour Party launches its manifesto ahead of next month's General Election, Tony McNulty reflects on the lessons of his service in Tony Blair and Gordon Brown's administrations and offers some sage advice to Labour politicians preparing to walk the corridors of power for the first time in 14 years.

Banner for the 2024 General Election. It features a photo of the Elizabeth Tower at night, the MEI-QMUL logo and white text: 'General Election 2024: Commentary and Analysis from Queen Mary University of London'. The Brexit-Sized Elephant in the Room
7 June 2024

With next month's General Election fast approaching, the former Labour MEP Mary Honeyball believes that Brexit is this election's elephant in the room. She argues that, by refusing to address the United Kingdom's relationship with the European Union, both Keir Starmer and Rishi Sunak risk furthering the social and economic crises facing the country.

Banner for the 2024 General Election. It features a photo of the Elizabeth Tower at night, the MEI-QMUL logo and white text: 'General Election 2024: Commentary and Analysis from Queen Mary University of London'. Election Round-up from QMUL
29 May 2024

Over the last week, experts from the Mile End Institute and the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary have appeared in media, providing expert analysis of the twists and turns of the campaign and the main parties' policy commitments. This round-up features a selection of their work. 

Banner for the 2024 General Election. It features a photo of the Elizabeth Tower at night, the MEI-QMUL logo and white text: 'General Election 2024: Commentary and Analysis from Queen Mary University of London'. How to call a General Election ...
29 May 2024

A week after Rishi Sunak fired the starting gun on this summer's general election from outside a rainy Downing Street, Philip Cowley and Matthew Bailey explore the history of this British 'tradition'.

A photo of Dr Sofia Collignon speaking at an event against a Mile End Institute banner Meet QMUL's Election Experts
24 May 2024

Between now and the General Election on Thursday 4 July, experts from Queen Mary will be commenting on the twists and turns of the campaign, analysing the main parties' manifestos and exploring the key political and policy questions facing the next government.

Used for blog posts 'Turning the intellectual page on New Labour': Rachel Reeves' Mais Lecture
26 April 2024

In his final blog as Director of the Mile End Institute, Patrick Diamond reflects on the Mais Lecture that Rachel Reeves gave last month and explores what it tells us how Keir Starmer and Reeves will seek to forge a new political and economic settlement for the 2030s if the Labour Party wins the forthcoming general election.

Keir Starmer during one of his 5 Missions speeches. Starmer is wearing a white shirt, red tie, and is standing at a lectern in front of the '5 Missions for a Better Britain' slogan The Asquithian Traits of the Next (Likely) Prime Minister
22 March 2024

As it becomes clear the Labour Party is on course to win the next general election, the question that think tanks, journalists, and the public are increasingly asking is: who is Keir Starmer? More specifically, as Sanjit Nagi explores, what can we expect from him as Prime Minister of the first Labour government in fourteen years?

Starmer's Lessons from the First Labour Government
26 January 2024

In the week of the centenary of the formation of the first Labour government, Richard Johnson assesses the 1924 government's achievements and the 'eerily common challenges' that Keir Starmer shares with Ramsay MacDonald. 

What is Labour for? Looking ahead to the 2024 general election
15 January 2024

In his first piece of 2024, Patrick Diamond looks ahead to the next general election and, reflecting on two new important books on Labour's history, asks what the party is for and whether has the will and policies to bring about ‘a new age of hope'.

The Gray Revolution: 'Bombproofing' Sir Keir
21 December 2023

In our final entry for 2023, Max Stafford considers the impact that the former civil servant Sue Gray has had on the Labour Party and its preparations for government since becoming Sir Keir Starmer's Chief of Staff in September. 

Consolidators versus Transformers: The New Dividing Line in Labour's Politics?
12 October 2023

Following the launch of our new pamphlet at the Labour Party's conference in Liverpool this week, Patrick Diamond reflects on Labour's image, its internal strategic disagreements, and how transformational the Party's programme for the next election will be.  

Our New Pamphlet: Governing in Hard Times
6 October 2023

Ahead of this year's Labour Party conference, which starts in Liverpool on Sunday, the Mile End Institute is publishing its new pamphlet on the urgent questions facing Labour and the wider centre-left. 

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