Does the ‘Independent Group’ signal the early stages of a regeneration in the UK political landscape?
Earlier this year, a group of Labour MPs broke away from the main parliamentary party along with three Conservative MPs to form the ‘Independent Group’, and on February 28th Chuka Umunna was named as their spokesperson.
Radix, the think tank for the radical centre, have published the essential guide to launching a successful new political party called A Guide to New Political Movements. Based on original research and showing what lessons UK parties can learn from their foreign counterparts – in particular France’s En Marche!, Italy’s Five Star Movement, Spain’s Podemos and the Canadian Liberal Party – the guide analyses what shape new political movements could and should take in order to succeed. Is there some off-the-shelf recipe for success that aspiring new entrants can follow?
Exceptionally topical, the guide is written by Nick Silver, founder and co-director of Radix, and Zoe Hodge, research fellow at Radix.
The paper is now available as an e-book, and a physical copy of the book will be published in March.