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Will Straw: ‘the Labour Party’s primary role is to win power’

The former candidate on why Labour have their work cut out on welfare

By Will Straw  

Labour may struggle to win votes if it doesn't shake its spending-happy image. © Danny Lawson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

This piece is taken from the Fabian Society pamphlet Never Again: Lessons from Labour’s Key Seats

Of all the unjust and mean-spirited things that the Tories did from 2010 to 2015, the bedroom tax was perhaps the worst. Hundreds of people in Rossendale and Darwen were affected. When we campaigned on the issue…

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