Rural and coastal communities are seldom given the attention they deserve in British politics. This edited collection seeks to change that, exploring how the ‘peripheral’ geography of rural and coastal areas shapes the challenges they face and laying the groundwork for a Labour offer to voters living in them.
The collection includes new research conducted by the Fabian Society’s Ben Cooper, in partnership with YouGov, showing that Labour has drawn level with the Conservatives in rural Britain.
Contributors: Jim McMahon MP, Ben Cooper, Daniel Zeichner MP, Mark Shucksmith, Jane Atterton, Jonathan Roberts, Silviya Barrett, Colin Smyth MSP, Graham Biggs, Sheela Agarwal, Sheena Asthana, Chris Cowcher, Catherine Fookes, Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, and Andrew Harrop.
Produced in partnership with WWF.
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