SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT

WHY DEMOCRACY IS THE KEY ISSUE AT THIS YEAR'S LABOUR CONFERENCE

It’s time to save democracy

Sandy Martin on our prime ministerial dictatorship and coalitions

A broken political system

Nadia Whittome says our politics is broken while urging Labour to fight for democracy

Crossroads for social democracy

Don Flynn examines Labour’s ‘A New Deal for Workers’ and asks: where are its working class backers? And what role for Generation Left?

Labour tilting at windmills

Eighteen months into Keir Starmer's leadership, the Labour Party is struggling to find a direction.

Wales worth following for democracy

Julie Morgan says Welsh Labour demonstrates a new progressive path

Pathway to recovery

William Bain puts the case for Westminster electoral reform from Scotland

Germany goes Green or goes nowhere? 

Glyn Ford examines the state of play for left parties in forthcoming German elections

Following Labour’s first Keir

Ewan Wadd explains how in the North and South West we are all cheated by the voting system

Building the Labour vote in hard-to-win areas: why we need more Labour councillors

A commitment to PR coupled with a revived activist base in local government would help convince voters they can make a difference, says Karen Constantine

Mo and Robin changing the political culture

Mary Southcott on how Robin Cook's and Mo Mowlam's personal qualities informed their support for electoral reform

Battered and vital

Ralph Berry on how the Covid pandemic has revealed the value of local partnerships

Great British Railways?

Government plan for rail is neither fish nor fowl, says Paul Salveson

The non-conformist

Patrick Mulcahy on the life of a queer trailblazer