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Municipal Socialism - Introductory workshop

Thu 03.09.20
GMT+1 / British Summer Time
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Municipal socialism - focused on building collaborative, inclusive, sustainable, and democratically controlled local economies - has had a long and eventful history within leftwing political thought. But what form should it take in the twenty-first century? This year, TWT Policy Labs will explore several aspects of municipal socialism, helping to democratise the way we make and deliver policy in local spaces around community wealth building, transport, social care and nightlife.

This participatory workshop is the first of two sessions, where participants will hear from experts and collectively discuss different policy areas, before identifying one specific theme which will be the focus of a follow-on policy lab taking place two weeks later.


Matthew Brown is a Labour councillor and leader of Preston City Council

Lynne Segal is a socialist feminist academic, activist and author Books include ‘Beyond the Fragments’ (1981) with Hilary Wainwright & Sheila Rowbotham and ‘Radical Happiness’ (2017).
Hilary Wainwright is a British sociologist, political activist and socialist feminist, best known for being editor of Red Pepper magazine.

Joe is a Researcher at the Centre for Local Economic Studies. He previously worked for The Democracy Collaborative and has particular interests in political economy, strategy, community wealth building and alternative models of ownership.

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