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Dan Holden leads on political research at ComRes. He tweets @DanSHolden.
The party's biggest gains were in areas where it didn’t need them.
The problem of poverty pay and weak income rises won't be solved just by putting Ed Miliband in Downing Street.
Health inequality is a big issue in the UK: tackling it will help income inequality, the NHS and the economy, but the causes of it are not as straightforward as they seem.
Since the last election, mental health has risen higher in the agenda than many campaigners even dreamt of. Labour, however, is behaving as though just talking about the issue is still good enough.
With an innovation problem in the UK’s economy, many children being disengaged with education and a desire for user-led services, now is the time to aggressively support creativity in schools.
With a persistent stigma against the role of the state against its involvement with business of any kind, we must fight this to promote state help for technology.
A trade agreement between the EU and the US currently under secret negotiation will have a profound impact upon our democracy, but it’s been overshadowed by more typical eurosceptic coverage in the media.
After years of hardly trying to counter the coalition’s regressive education reforms, Labour finally seems to have begun to make a move.
Long-term thinking in education policy is vital to the way we reform our political economy.
The political issues of work are not just employment and low pay; the idea of good work is also gaining political momentum, and should play a big role in policy after 2015.