Labour conference pitted unions against members on the two biggest issues of the day

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Article for the conversation on Labour's 2019 conference. 

Subject

Labour Party, politics, trade unions. 

Period24 Sep 2019

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  • TitleLabour conference pitted unions against members on the two biggest issues of the day
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date24/09/19
    DescriptionSince his election to the Labour leadership in 2015 Jeremy Corbyn has regularly cited the significance of the party’s mass membership. However, the lay members of the “largest political party in western Europe” have increasingly come into conflict with a leader who has spent a lifetime arguing for the supremacy of conference. Somewhat ironically in 2019 Corbyn has relied on the bloc votes of the trade unions, rather than the mass membership which elected him, to push through his policy agenda on Brexit and, to some extent, the Green New Deal.
    Producer/AuthorThe Conversation
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/labour-conference-pitted-unions-against-members-on-the-two-biggest-issues-of-the-day-124061
    PersonsChristopher Massey