Compass and the Progressive Alliance

Neal Lawson, Chair of Compass, has written an open letter of advice to the Green Party, much of which discusses the concept and practicalities of a ‘progressive alliance’ – the increasingly popular idea that some form of pact should be made between the ‘progressive’, non-Tory parties in the UK.  This should be of interest to all in Labour as Compass has been a focal point for this concept, since its own shift from being a Labour party grouping to one open to members of other parties. This culminated in Compass running the vote-swap website in the 2015 election which ‘traded’ votes between Labour and Green voters in areas of supposed electoral strength for each.  (A useful overview of their strategy going forward is here.) Continue reading “Compass and the Progressive Alliance”