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Steve Akehurst
Occasional thoughts on progressive campaigns and communications. By Steve Akehurst & Tom Mauchline
Created 11 Apr 2021
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  • Polling the 'Blue Wall'
    21 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 0 2
    Back in April, I wrote about the emergence of a third electoral battleground in British politics, alongside ‘Red Wall’ seats and Scotland: long-held Conservative constituencies which are trending away...
  • Why no climate culture war in the UK?
    16 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    The last few months have seen a spate of interventions from right-leaning newspapers and MPs seeking to block action on climate change. The strategy is fairly clear from their language: to position cl...
  • Words aren't magic
    24 Jun 2021 • 5 min read • 1 6
    It’s a trope of most motivational speakers that we learn more from our failures than our successes. So in that spirit allow me as the kids say to ‘post my L online’. Recently I was working with a non-...
  • The Blue Wall: a reply to the replies
    23 Apr 2021 • 6 min read • 0 3
    Thanks to everyone who subscribed and engaged with my piece on the ‘Blue Wall’ last week. Future editions of this newsletter will be lighter on the amateur psephology, but because I got more engagemen...
  • The 'Blue Wall'
    15 Apr 2021 • 6 min read • 0 11
    Electoral battlegrounds matter not just because they decide who we are governed by, but how. If politics is ‘the art of the possible’, snap judgements by politicians and advisers about key voters – wh...
  • What this is
    11 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hello. This is going to be a newsletter run by me, Steve Akehurst, and my friend Tom Mauchline on all things to do with progressive campaigning and communications - especially issue campaigning (stuff...
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