Paul Webb

Explaining the pro-Corbyn surge in Labour’s membership

In the course of a year and a half, Labour Party membership has increased massively. The number of full members has moved from 190,000 in May 2015 to 515,000 in July 2016 – an influx of 325,000 new members. Monica Poletti, Tim Bale and Paul Webb explore how we can explain the pro-Corbyn surge in this growth.
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    David Cameron risks losing his grassroots support if his EU plan fails

David Cameron risks losing his grassroots support if his EU plan fails

Internal disagreements within the Conservative Party over the campaign rules and timing of the UK’s EU referendum have occurred in recent weeks, with 27 Conservative MPs voting against the government in favour of an amendment to the EU Referendum Bill, which was nevertheless defeated in a vote in parliament on 16 June. Paul Webb and Tim Bale write on […]

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