Local Elections Special: What Went Wrong For Labour

Labour suffered a disastrous series of results in the “super Thursday” local elections, capped by a huge and humiliating defeat to the Tories in a parliamentary by-election in the red wall seat of Hartlepool. There were more losses in red wall and other marginal council areas with the Tories even taking control of Northumberland.

It has led to serious questions about Keir Starmer’s leadership, Labour’s strategy, and just where the party goes from here.

Senior former Labour adviser Matthew McGregor joins Arj Singh, Paul Waugh and Rachel Wearmouth to discuss how the party can start winning again, and what lessons it can learn from Joe Biden’s campaign in the United States.

Make sense of politics. Sign up to the Waugh Zone and get the political day in a nutshell every weekday evening. 


See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.