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15 June 2017

The NS Podcast #121: Leadership and lessons

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Helen and Stephen digest the election results, with a focus on what can be learned for future campaigns: why Labour outperformed expectations, what the tories got wrong, and how should feedback from doorstep activists be best understood? Plus, You Ask Us: was the postal vote deadline too early for Labour?

 

 

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Quotes of the Week:

Helen on Conservatives’ biggest mistakes: “Even if you re-ran the whole campaign again, but without the Dementia Tax – I think that probably would have changed things.”

Stephen on May’s media strategy: “If you’re going to swerve a debate, don’t do it in a way that makes you look like a fraud.”

Helen on Corbyn’s campaign success: “I loved that One Show apperaance. It was quite boring, but in a very, very reassuring way.”

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