Prospects for a Keir Starmer premiership

What he can achieve and what obstacles stand in his way

Policy Brief

17/05/2023

The Labour Party Conference in Liverpool in September 2022 was a profoundly relevant moment, when it became clear that, under the leadership of Sir Keir Starmer, the organisation had consolidated and become a strong contender to win subsequent general elections in the UK.

The political debates held on the main stage and across many fringe meetings were a clear signal that lessons had been learnt and conclusions drawn, and there was an appetite to redefine progressivism that would fit with the members’, supporters’ and voters’ expectations in the challenging context of the 2020s. 

With that in mind, FEPS and KarlRenner-Institut invited Lord Roger Liddle, who served as Chair of Policy Network, to offer a Next Left Lecture on “Prospects for a Keir Starmer Premiership: What he can achieve and what obstacles stand in his way”.

Subsequently, we feel most privileged to present his main thesis and proposals for Labour in this very special edition of the Next Left policy brief.

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